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Georgics

Roman Vergil’s poetic statement set in context of agriculture. [Rom. Lit.: Benét, 389]
See: Farming
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The British georgic has benefited from a surge in scholarship over the last two decades.
By depicting his homestead in a georgic mode, he implies action on the part of his hearers, for they should imitate his practice by seeking to meet the needs of their native place.
(10) (10) In Clare's transformation of the georgic mode, the poppies and carlock are the heroic workers transforming the countryside through asserting a form of life analogous to the limited freedom secured by the poor when exercising their common rights.
This dialogue as it extends on into Aurora Leigh's Book 2, and especially as it exhibits Romney's ascription of conventional gender roles to his cousin Aurora, provides background for my larger argument about Browning's appropriation of such conventionally gendered assumptions into her insights about genre, here the Virgilian georgic. Romney, then, holds conventional views about women in the period (the cult of domesticity), for example advising Aurora that,
The ubiquitous presence of both agricultural technology and the work of husbandry in Berry's fiction connects his novels and short stories to Virgil's agricultural poem, The Georgics. Although critics have established the Roman poet's influence upon Berry, the latter's writing about leisure and the need for technological limits moves his version of the georgic away from the overzealous encomiums of labor and the regard for tools as weapons of mastery that characterize Virgil's second poem.
On this at least the oarsmen might agree: That just as 'beat your swords to ploughshares' states A precept kindlier than the harsh decree That drove them on, so when this yarn relates Their oarsmanship to harvest, or equates His strong-arm stuff to skilful husbandry, The truth of what that counter-myth narrates Lies in its georgic turn.
Sana'a, Muharram 30, 1435, Dec 3, 2013, SPA -- Yemeni Minister of Justice Marshad Ali Al-Arshani met here today the Head of the Judiciary Reform and Rule of Law, within the United Nations Development Program, in New York, George Georgic, currently on a visit to Yemen.
Neither pastoral nor utopian, Lytle's outlook was instead georgic and Christian.
In the third book of his ambitious georgic poem on the textile industry, The Fleece (1757), John Dyer makes a plea for 'Houses of labor, seats of kind constraint' which will bring those 'who now delight in fruitless sports' into the world of industrial and commercial activity.
Lamore's ("Phillis Wheatley's Use of the Georgic") classically focused essays are as revelatory in their insight as the Cook/Tatum chapter on Wheatley's classicism.
Marcel's georgic vein is here to be appreciated in two justly celebrated essays on "The Mystery of the Family" and "The Creative Vow as [the] Essence of Fatherhood." It is surprising to see in lectures given in the early 1940s many of the admonitions of Evangelium Vitae together with much of the praise of family life of Familiaris Consortio.
(15) David Fairer, "Organic Matters: Georgic and Gothic in Eighteenth-Century Britain," lecture to American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Colorado Springs, 6 April 2002.