God and the Land: The Metaphysics of Farming in Hesiod and Vergil

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GOD AND THE LAND

The Metaphysics of Farming
in Hesiod and Vergil

STEPHANIE A. NELSON

With a Translation of Hesiod's
Works and Days
by
DAVID GRENE

New York Oxford
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
1998

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface: Man, God, Nature--And Farming v
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Contents xv
  • Abbreviations xvii
  • Translator's Note: Hesiod's Works and Days 5
  • Hesiod's Works and Days 9
  • Introduction: Hesiod, Poet and Farmer 31
  • 1 - The Composition of Hesiod's Poems 41
  • 2 - The Mythic Background 59
  • 3 - The Composition of the Georgics: Vergil's Farm 82
  • 4 - God 98
  • 5 - The Human Context 125
  • 6 - The Place of Nature 152
  • Notes 171
  • Bibliography 231
  • Index 247
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