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Outline of Georgics, book 1 (after Thomas, 1988)

Theme: The works of the farmer

1-42
Opening prayer
 
1-4 Subject of books 1-4
43-70
On seasonable ploughing
71-99
Care of the soil
100-117
Irrigation, grazing down, and drainage
118-146
Transition of the ages and the advent of labor
147-159 Ceres produces agriculture, vigilance against crops' enemies
160-175 The farmer's weapons
176-203 Nature's assaults on human efforts
204-230 When to plough and sow
231-256 The zones and human operations within them
257-310 Work in bad weather, on holy days, at night, and in winter
 
257-275 Bad weather
276-286 Days
287-298 Night work
299-310 Winter work
311-350 The great storm
351-463 Weather-signs
 
351-392 Forecasting bad weather
393-423 Forecasting fair weather
424-437 Signs given by the moon
438-463 Signs given by the sun
463-514 Portents and civil war

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