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Clearing the ground in Georgics 1

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Beginning can be problematic for writer and destructive for farmer, as Vergil explores throughout the Georgics, in his uncertainty over a new course, in the bugonia, in the creation of new ploughland — and at the start of his didactic. supercilio at 1.108 does not refer to the brow of a hill or a channel, as commentators have thought, but to the eyebrow with which the farmer signals: ‘look, with the slightest effort he coaxes out the water’. However, irrigation is only easy for the farmer wh...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
Sub department:
Classical Languages & Lit
Oxford college:
Wadham College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-8959-9205

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Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Host title:
Reflections and New Perspectives on Virgil's Georgics
Issue:
2
Pages:
31-43
Publication date:
2019-02-21
ISBN:
9781350070530
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pubs:934769
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uuid:8bfb701d-40a0-435e-ac8a-0026b0a31f2f
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pubs:934769
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934769
Deposit date:
2018-10-25

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