Friday, August 15, 2014

Virgil's Garden: Hortus Virgilianus

Virgil's Garden: Hortus Virgilianus
Holt Parker

Vergil's Garden
Hortus Vergilianus
Le Jardin de Vergile
Il Giardino virgiliano
Die Planzenwelt Vergils
Vergil's Garden is an illustrated guide to the plants in Vergil's Georgics. I plan to expand the site later to include the Eclogues and Aeneid.
You can enter and navigate in any number of ways.
Click on one of the link below to go to the text of the Georgics.
Each book is linked to the Latin text as broken up into segments at Perseus (with dictionary and parsing aids). You can set either Latin or English translation as your default there. The names of the plants are highlighted and a click will take you to a page with pictures of the plants, their scientific names (genus and species), and the common names in English, French, German, and Italian. Clicking the Latin name will take you to the entry in Lewis and Short. Almost all links open in a new page, so you can have the text, the pretty pictures, etc., all open on your desktop. At the bottom of each page is a set of navigation links to return you to the main pages in that same window.

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