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Published: 24 July 2019

352 Pages


ISBN: 9780199236688

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Vergil's Green Thoughts

Plants, Humans, and the Divine

Rebecca Armstrong

  • Provides an in-depth study of plants in Vergil's poetry, offering a far more thorough and nuanced account of Vergilian flora than previously available in English-language scholarship
  • Draws on a wide range of fields in a truly interdisciplinary approach, from detailed literary criticism to ancient religion, ancient botany, and natural philosophy
  • Contributes to the newly emerging category of environmentally-engaged literary criticism, bringing the natural world to the foreground and illustrating how reality, imagination, and cultural assumptions combine
  • Includes English translations of all ancient Greek and Latin quotations, ensuring accessibility to all readers, regardless of language familiarity