- Series: Cambridge Classical Studies
- Hardcover: 266 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press (September 13, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521651662
- ISBN-13: 978-0521651660
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,658,035 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Patterns of Redemption in Virgil's Georgics (Cambridge Classical Studies)
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"This is clearly a learned book and I have learned a lot from reading it..." Robert Cramer, Universitaet Bonn, email
This book is a study of one of the most famous poems of Roman literature, Virgil's Georgics. By close reading of selected passages in the poem it seeks to understand the work in terms of the cultural and political upheavals which were afflicting Rome at the time of its composition. The poem, it argues, constitutes an audacious attempt to explain and justify the violent civil wars which had recently brought Octavian (the future Augustus, with whom Virgil was closely associated) to power in Rome.