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Allegories of Farming from Greece and Rome: Philosophical by Kronenberg

By Kronenberg

during this booklet Professor Kronenberg exhibits that Xenophon's Oeconomicus, Varro's De Re Rustica and Virgil's Georgics will not be easily works on farming yet belong to a convention of philosophical satire which makes use of allegory and irony to question the which means of morality. those works metaphorically attach farming and its similar arts to political existence; yet rather than proposing farming in its conventional guise as a favorable image, they use it to version the deficiencies of the energetic existence, which in flip is juxtaposed to a popular contemplative lifestyle. even if those 3 texts will not be frequently taken care of jointly, this e-book convincingly connects them with an unique and provocative interpretation in their allegorical use of farming. It additionally fills a major hole in our knowing of the literary impacts at the Georgics by means of exhibiting that it truly is formed not only by means of its poetic predecessors yet via philosophical dialogue.

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