The Latin poet Virgil wrote a series of poems called the Georgics (from the Greek georgos, "farmer") on how to manage a farm. Georgic poems, therefore, are concerned with rural business. Unlike pastoral poems, which celebrate leisure, georgic poems are about people involved in labor — plowing fields, keeping bees, that sort of thing.

From the Guide to Literary Terms by Jack Lynch.
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