Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition

Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition PDF

Virgil’s agricultural poem, the Georgics, forms part of a long tradition of didactic epic going back to the archaic poet Hesiod. This book explores the relationship between the Georgics and earlier works in the didactic tradition, particularly Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura (“On the Nature of Things”). It is the first comprehensive study of Virgil’s use of Lucretian themes, imagery, ideas and language; it also proposes a new reading of the poem as a whole, as a confrontation between the Epicurean…

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