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Published: 15 April 2009

160 Pages

5-1/4 x 7-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199538836

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Translated by Peter Fallon and Introduction by Elaine Fantham

Oxford World's Classics

  • The Georgics (literally 'the farmer's life') is Virgil's great poem of the land, part farming manual, part hymn of praise, containing some of Virgil's finest descriptive writing.
  • Peter Fallon's wonderful new translation, first published in 2004 by Fallon's Gallery Press, has won plaudits from all sides, including the Poetry Book Society Recommendation and praise from Seamus Heaney, Bernard Donoghue and Jonathan Bate. Coupled here with an introduction and notes by the classical scholar Elaine Fantham, it offers the best introduction to Virgil's masterpiece.
  • Fallon is both a poet and a farmer, uniquely suited to translating this poem. Elaine Fantham's introduction considers Virgil's life and poetry in its historical context and the special qualities of the poem. Her notes gloss the many classical and mythological allusions.