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Patterns of Redemption in Virgils Georgics Llewelyn Morgan

Patterns of Redemption in Virgils Georgics

Llewelyn Morgan

Published September 2nd 1999
ISBN : 9780521651660
Hardcover
255 pages
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This book is a study of one of the most famous poems of Roman literature, Virgils Georgics. By close reading of selected passages in the poem it seeks to understand the work in terms of the cultural and political upheavals that were afflicting RomeMoreThis book is a study of one of the most famous poems of Roman literature, Virgils Georgics. By close reading of selected passages in the poem it seeks to understand the work in terms of the cultural and political upheavals that were afflicting Rome at the time of its composition. The poem, it argues, constitutes an audacious attempt to explain and justify the violent civil wars that had recently brought Octavian (the future Augustus, with whom Virgil was closely associated) to power in Rome.