The Georgics was published in 29 BCE, and is the second major work by the Latin poet Virgil. Its a fascinating insight into rural life and farming of the time.More
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On certain days I think it was almost worth it
A magic rendering
This rendition by C Day Lewis is magical. Yes, it is abridged; Yes, it is on a topic, farming in the Roman Empire, that resonates little with modern readers. Yes, it is competing with an unabridged version by Charlton Griffin that is very good. But, this is the version to buy. I listened to it in one sitting at dusk and was transported back, as if by magic, 2,0000 years ago to a time and place of simple pleasures and great beauty. Lewis is reading from his own translation of Virgil, and the sweetness and lyricism of his narration is unforgetable.This is Virgil brought to life, and poetry of the very first order.