The Georgics: A Poem of the Land

Virgil (70 BCE - 19 BCE)
Translated by James Rhoades (1841 - 1923)

A poem by the Latin poet Virgil, the second of his three known works. "Georgic" means "to work the land," and on such matters of labour Virgil dwells and celebrates. In a dramatic survey of practices including agriculture, viticulture, animal husbandry, and bee-keeping, as well as the themes and mythos of labour, pastoral life, the glory of Roman citizenship, and the chaos that disrupts the fruitfulness of our daily lives, Virgil weaves a lyrical tapestry of both Greek and Roman thread portraying the complex relationship between humanity and the divine. (Summary by George Emerson)

Genre(s): Classics (Greek & Latin Antiquity), Single author

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Georgic I George Emerson
Play 02 Georgic II George Emerson
Play 03 Georgic III George Emerson
Play 04 Georgic IV George Emerson