Conington's Virgil: Georgics

Edited by J. Conington and introduction by Philip R. Hardie and Monica R. Gale

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ISBN: 9781904675228

Publication: December 18, 2007

Series: Bristol Phoenix Press Classic Editions

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John Conington’s three-volume edition of The Works of Virgil, begun in 1852, has long been unavailable except in rare second-hand sets. The whole work is now being reissued in six affordable paperbacks, with new introductions setting the commentary in its context. Well into the twentieth century Conington’s Virgil remained the sine qua non for school and undergraduate students and their teachers; Conington’s commentary is remarkably close and uncompromising in its engagement with the detail of Virgil’s Latin, as well as its literary sensitivity; it still has much to offer the modern reader. This volume contains Virgil’s text of the Georgics; Conington’s introduction to and commentary on the Georgics; Philip Hardie’s general assessment of Conington; Monica Gale’s introduction to the Georgics, and also includes Conington’s index.

John Conington was Corpus Christi Professor of Latin in Oxford.

Monica Gale is Lecturer in Classics at Trinity College, Dublin; she is author of 'Myth and Poetry in Lucretius' (1994), 'Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition' (2000), and articles on Lucretius, Virgil and Propertius.

Philip Hardie is a Senior Research Fellow and Honorary Professor of Latin at Trinity College, Cambridge, and author of 'Virgil’s Aeneid: Cosmos and Imperium' (1986), 'Virgil’s Epic Successors' (1993) and 'Ovid’s Poetics of Illusion' (2002).

Introduction to The Works of Virgil PHILIP HARDIE Bibliography PHILIP HARDIE Introduction to the Georgics MONICA GALE Bibliography MONICA GALE From The Works of Virgil Volume I Preface to Volume I (fifth edition) Preface to Volume I (second edition) Introduction to the Georgics GEORGICS (Text and Commentary) On the later Didactic poets of Rome Index

Format: Paperback

Size: 216 x 138 mm

336 Pages

ISBN: 9781904675228

Publication: December 18, 2007

Series: Bristol Phoenix Press Classic Editions

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