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adj. also geor·gi·cal (-jĭ-kəl)
Of or relating to agriculture or rural life.
A poem concerning farming or rural life.

[Latin geōrgicus, from Greek geōrgikos, from geōrgos, farmer : geō-, geo- + ergon, work; see werg- in Indo-European roots.]


(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) literary agricultural
(Poetry) a poem about rural or agricultural life
[C16: from Latin geōrgicus, from Greek geōrgikos, from geōrgos farmer, from land, earth + -ourgos, from ergon work]


(ˈdʒɔr dʒɪk)

1. agricultural.
2. a poem on an agricultural theme.
[1505–15; < Latin geōrgicus < Greek geōrgikós=geōrg(ós) husbandman (geō- geo- + -ourgos worker) + -ikos -ic]
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Clare's middle period poetry about work, both human and non-human, is inflected by the georgic mode, which depicts human agricultural labor as heroically pressing the land into productivity.
The concluding chapter reexamines the georgic tradition through a pairing of Walden with nineteenth-century agricultural journals, revealing in the mid-nineteenth century a "hyperbolic growth in the amount, quality, and impact of nonofficial, anonymous, collective, and applied environmental writing" and the development of "an aesthetic that draws nourishment from agricultural and scientific practices" (181, emphasis in original).
Morris refines work on pastoral and georgic forms in the period by examining the specific role the Caribbean plays for writers attempting to bridge the violence and vicissitudes of the preceding century in Scotland, to a 'New Augustan' British imperial culture and plantation economics, through meticulously historicised readings of James Thomson, James Grainger, and fames Ramsay.
The collection groups pastoral and georgic under one rubric (the first section) and the Aeneid is in its own (second) section.
Some of it was too fantastical to be true, but he'd disappear for months working as a steward onboard Cunard liners like Franco nia, Caronia or Georgic.
As such, she challenges masculinist Greek and Roman views of history and offers instead a history inspired by her own vision, one anticipating Kevis Goodman's recently developed sense of "georgic modernity" in Georgic Modernity and British Romanticism.
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.
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.