Jacobi Vanierii è Societate Jesu Praedium Rusticum
by Jacques Vanière
|Jacobi Vanierii e Societate Jesu Praedium Rusticum|
at the College of William & Mary.
|Published||Tolosæ: Apud Petrum Robert, Collegii Tolosani Societatis Jesu Typographum & Bibliopolam, sub Signo Nominis Jesu|
Jacques Vanière was a Jesuit priest and poet born March 9, 1664 in Causses within the diocese of Béziers. He studied under a Jesuit priest, Father Joubert, who found that young Vanière had little talent for poetry. Yet Vanière developed into a strong writer under Joubert's tutelage infusing his poetry with a deep admiration and respect for the countryside which he inherited from his parents. Vanière entered the Jesuits to continue his study of the humanities and to teach students of his own. He died in Toulouse on August 22, 1739.
Vanière gained prominence in France when he published two poems: Stagna and Columbae. He also produced a volume of verses in Latin titled Recueil de vers latins and Dictionaire poetique, a dictionary for poetry. However, Praedium Rusticum is considered his greatest poetic work. It is comprised of 16 chants in the style of Virgil's Georgics.
Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library
- Reynaud, Florian. L’elevage bovin: De l’agronome au paysan (1700-1850). Rennes: PU, 2010.
- Pérennès, Francois and Jacques Paul Pérennès Migne. Dictionnaire de biographie chrétienne...: N-Z. Migne, 1851.
- Reynaud, L’elevage bovin.
- Pérennès & Migne, Dictionnaire de biographie chrétienne.
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