Hesiod’s Theogony and Works and Days
Northwestern University Press, 2017
“Johnson’s translation should be an essential text not only for readers of classical poetry, but for those interested in the long history of environmental literature.”
— Margaret Ronda
Virgil’s Georgics: A Poem of the Land
Penguin Classics, 2009
“One of the greatest poems of the classical world, Virgil’s Georgics is a glorious celebration of the eternal beauty of the natural world, now brought vividly to life in a powerful new translation.
“Expansive in its scope, lush in its language, this extraordinary work is at once a reflection on the cycles of life, death and rebirth, an argument for the nobility of labour and an impassioned reflection on the Roman Empire of Virgil’s times. Kimberly Johnson’s lyrical verse translation captures all the rich beauty and abundant imagery of the original, re-creating this ancient masterpiece for our times.”
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