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This list relates to the 2017-18 which ended on 18/08/2018
  1. General 6 items
    1. The Didactic Plot - D. Fowler

      Chapter  in Matrices of Genre: Authors, Canons, and Society (edd.)Depew and D. Obbink

    2. Didactic Epic - M. Gale

      Chapter  in S. Harrison (ed.) A Companion to Latin Literature.

    3. Gibson, R.K. 'Didactic poetry as 'popular' form: a study of imperatival expressions in Latin didactic verse and prose' in C. Atherton (ed.) Form and Content in Didactic Poetry (Nottingham Classical Literature Studies 5, 1997) 67-115. (Not currently available)

    4. The poetics of Latin didactic: Lucretius, Vergil, Ovid, Manilius - Katharina Volk 2002

      Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

  2. 1. Lucretius, De Rerum Natura 23 items
    1. Texts, translations and commentaries 4 items
      1. De rerum natura IV - Titus Lucretius Carus, John Godwin 1986

        Book  The book also contains an English translation, a commentary and an introduction (not great, but helpful as a starting point

      2. Titi Lucreti Cari De rerum natura libri sex - Titus Lucretius Carus, Cyril Bailey 1947

        Book  A classic commentary and translation in three volumes

      3. Lucretius on love and sex: a commentary on De rerum natura IV, 1030-1287, with prolegomena, text, and translation - Robert D Brown, Titus Lucretius Carus 1987

        Book  An excellent commentary on the finale of book 4, with a very good introduction on the whole book 4 (compulsory reading).

      4. Lucretius, On the Nature of Things | Loeb Classical Library - Lucretius

        Webpage  The Loeb version, complete with a translation and plenty of useful notes.

    2. Books and articles 19 items
      1. The Cambridge history of Hellenistic philosophy - Keimpe Algra 1999

        Book  Consult for the Epicurean background. Available in the library and as an e-book.

      2. Lucretius and Epicurus - Diskin Clay 1983

        Book 

      3. Philosophy and literature in Lucretian intertextuality - Don Fowler 200

        Chapter  in Roman Constructions

      4. Myth and poetry in Lucretius - Monica Gale 1994

        Book  See particularly pp.156-82

      5. The story of us: a narratological analysis of Lucretius’ De rerum natura - Monica Gale

        Chapter  in Gale (ed.) Latin epic and didactic poetry: genre, tradition and individuality

      6. The Cambridge companion to Lucretius - Stuart Gillespie, Philip R. Hardie 2007

        Book  See particularly the articles by Schiesaro (‘Roman politics and history’) and Gale (‘Previous poetic traditions’). Available in the library and as an e-book.

      7. The poem of Empedocles - Brad Inwood 2001

        Book 

      8. Seeing and Unseeing, Seen and Unseen - D. Lehoux

        Chapter  in Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science. Available in the library and as an e-book.

      9. The Cambridge companion to early Greek philosophy - A. A. Long 1999

        Book  Consult the articles by Most and Graham for the Empedoclean background. Available in the library and as an e-book.

      10. The Hellenistic philosophers: Vol. 1: Translations of the principal sources with philosophical commentary - A. A. Long, D. N. Sedley 1987

        Book  Consult for the surviving texts of Epicurus.

      11. The Hellenistic philosophers: Vol. 2: Greek and Latin texts with notes and bibliography - A. A. Long, D. N. Sedley 1987

        Book  Consult for the surviving texts of Epicurus.

      12. How Lucretius composed the De Rerum Natura - D. Sedley

        Chapter  in Lucretius and his intellectual background

      13. Lucretius and the transformation of Greek wisdom - D. N. Sedley 1998

        Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

  3. 2. Virgil, Georgics 25 items
    1. Text and commentary 1 item
      1. Georgics: Vol.1: Books 1-2 - Richard F Thomas, Virgil 1988

        Book  [set text]

    2. Translations 2 items
      1. Virgil - H. Rushton Fairclough, Virgil 2014 (electronic book)

        Book  Volume 1.

      2. The Eclogues: [and], The Georgics - C. Day Lewis, Virgil 2009

        Book 

    3. Books and articles 22 items
      1. Virgilian Didaxis: Value and Meaning in the Georgics - W. Batstone

        Chapter  in The Cambridge Companion to Virgil. Available in the library and as an e-book.

      2. Virgil: critical assessments - Philip R. Hardie 1999

        Book  [useful collection of articles, vol. 2 on the Georgics]

      3. Virgil - Philip R. Hardie 1998

        Book 

      4. P. Johnston, Vergil's Agricultural Golden Age: A Study of the Georgics. Leiden, 1980. [Not currently available]

      5. Georgics - R. A. B. Mynors, Virgil 1990

        Book 

      6. Playing the farmer: representations of rural life in Vergil's Georgics - Philip Thibodeau 2011

        Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      7. Vergil's Georgics - Katharina Volk 2008

        Book 

      8. The poetics of Latin didactic: Lucretius, Vergil, Ovid, Manilius - Katharina Volk 2002

        Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      9. The 'Georgics' of Virgil: a critical survey - Lancelot Patrick Wilkinson 1969

        Book 

      10. The Georgics - L.P. Wilkinson

        Chapter  in E. J. Kenney and W. V. Clausen (edd.) The Age of Augustus (Cambridge History of Classical Literature II. 3

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