God and the Land

God and the Land : The Metaphysics of Farming in Hesiod and Vergil. With a translation of Hesiod's Works and Days by David Grene

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The Works and Days of Hesiod and Vergil's Georgics are fundamental texts in the classical canon. Here Nelson brings them together with a metaphysical eye, showing how the two writers each viewed the farming lifestyle as a system of belief unto itself. She represents the ethos of the farm as a way of understanding the earth, the gods, and man between them in vital relation to each other. This study also includes a sparkling new translation of Works and Days by esteemed translator David Grene.show more

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  • Hardback | 270 pages
  • 154 x 230 x 24mm | 557.92g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195117409
  • 9780195117400

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...helpful insights here into two fascinating poems. * New England Classical Journal *show more

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