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By Kronenberg

during this publication Professor Kronenberg indicates that Xenophon's Oeconomicus, Varro's De Re Rustica and Virgil's Georgics should not easily works on farming yet belong to a convention of philosophical satire which makes use of allegory and irony to query the which means of morality. those works metaphorically attach farming and its comparable arts to political existence; yet rather than providing farming in its conventional guise as a good image, they use it to version the deficiencies of the energetic lifestyles, which in flip is juxtaposed to a popular contemplative lifestyle. even though those 3 texts are usually not frequently handled jointly, this booklet convincingly connects them with an unique and provocative interpretation in their allegorical use of farming. It additionally fills an incredible hole in our figuring out of the literary impacts at the Georgics by means of exhibiting that it's formed not only by means of its poetic predecessors yet by means of philosophical dialogue.

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