Georgica

VIRGIL (70 BCE - 19 BCE)

Vergil's Georgica is the culmination of a long tradition in antiquity of poems about agriculture, beginning with Hesiod in the eighth c. BC. His poem is a rich admixture of allusion to that tradition: didactic poem, eulogium of Augustus, the neoteric epyllion about Orpheus, Epicurean philosophy as presented by his predecessor and model, Lucretius. Thomas Jefferson imagined his gentleman farmer tilling his fields with a copy of the Georgics between the handles of the plowshare. (Summary by Malone)

Genre(s): Classics (Greek & Latin Antiquity), Historical Fiction, Poetry

Language: Latin

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Liber primus, pars prima Malone
00:23:28
Play 02 02 - Liber primus, pars secunda Malone
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Play 03 03 - Liber secundus pars prima Malone
00:24:26
Play 04 04 - Liber secundus, pars secunda Malone
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Play 05 05 - Liber tertius, pars prima Malone
00:26:07
Play 06 06 - Liber tertius, pars secunda Malone
00:26:46
Play 07 07 - Liber quartus, pars prima Malone
00:26:12
Play 08 08 - Liber quartus, pars secunda Malone
00:26:45