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The Georgics

By Maro, Publius Vergilius (Virgil)

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Title: The Georgics  
Author: Maro, Publius Vergilius (Virgil)
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature, Poetry
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Maro (Virgil), P. V., & A.S. Klin, T. B. (n.d.). The Georgics. Retrieved from http://community.worldlibrary.org/


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Classic Literature

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Excerpt: I?ll begin to sing of what keeps the wheat fields happy, under what stars to plough the earth, and fasten vines to elms, what care the oxen need, what tending cattle require, Maecenas, and how much skill?s required for the thrifty bees. O you brightest lights of the universe that lead the passing year through the skies, Bacchus and kindly Ceres, since by your gifts fat wheat ears replaced Chaonian acorns, and mixed Achelous?s water with newly-discovered wine, and you, Fauns, the farmer?s local gods, (come dance, together, Fauns and Dryad girls!) your gifts I sing. And you, O Neptune, for whom earth at the blow of your mighty trident first produced whinnying horses: and you Aristaeus, planter of the groves, for whom three hundred snowy cattle graze Cea?s rich thickets: you, O Tegean Pan, if you care for your own Maenalus, leaving your native Lycaean woods and glades, guardian of the flocks, favour us: and Minerva bringer of the olive: and you Triptolemus, boy who revealed the curving plough, and Silvanus carrying a tender cypress by the roots...

Table of Contents
Contents Book I: Agriculture And Weather.....................................6 BkI:1-42 The Invocation...................................................6 BkI:43-70 Spring Ploughing .............................................8 BkI:71-99 Treatment of the Land......................................9 BkI:100-117 Irrigation ....................................................10 BkI:118-159 The Beginnings of Agriculture ..................11 BkI:160-175 Tools and Tasks .........................................12 BkI:176-203 Ancient Maxims.........................................13 BkI:204-258 Star-Lore....................................................15 BkI:259-310 Appropriate Times for Tasks .....................17 BkI:311-334 Storms........................................................19 BkI:335-350 The Worship Of Ceres ...............................20 BkI:351-392 Weather Signs: Terrestrial .........................21 BkI:393-423 Weather Signs: After The Rain..................23 BkI:424-460 Weather Signs: Moon And Sun .................24 BkI:461-497 The Portents At Julius Caesar’s Death.......26 BkI:498-514 A Prayer for Augustus’s Success ...............27 Book II: Arboriculture And Viniculture..........................29 BkII:1-8 Introduction ......................................................29 BkII:9-34 Methods of Propagation .................................29 BkII:35-60 The Labour Required....................................30 BkII:61-108 Treatment Of Individual Species ................32 BkII:109-135 The Effects of Climate and Location........34 BkII:136-176 A Celebration of Italy...............................35 BkII:177-225 The Nature of Various Soils .....................37

 

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