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Elegies by Sextus Propertius


by Sextus Propertius

Other authors: H. E. Butler (Translator)

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Edition: // Descr: xvi, 363 p. 17 cm. // Series: The Loeb Classical Library Call No. { 874 P94-L 1 } Series Edited by T.E. Page With an English Translation by H.E. Butler Contains Latin and English Versions and Bibliography. // //
  ColgateClassics | Oct 26, 2012 |
Edition: // Descr: ix, 167 p. 19 cm. // Series: Call No. { 874 P94 2 } Edited by W.A.Camps Contains Notes. // //
  ColgateClassics | Oct 26, 2012 |
Edition: // Descr: vi, 101 p. 19 cm. // Series: Call No. { 874 P94 1 } Edited by W.A. Camps Contains Notes. // //
  ColgateClassics | Oct 26, 2012 |
Contains his famously dramatic and obsessive elegies to, for, and about Cynthia. In matters of the heart, not much has changed since 50 BCE in Rome. ( )
  a211423 | Sep 4, 2006 |
This book got me my first bookstore job: the manager and I discussed various versions of Propertius, then he said "Would you by any chance be interested in working here?"
1 vote languagehat | Sep 22, 2005 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Sextus Propertiusprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Butler, H. E.Translatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Björkeson, IngvarTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Katz, VincentTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lee, GuyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lyne, OliverIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rothstein, MaxEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vennberg, KarlForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The passionate and dramatic elegies of Propertius gained him a reputation as one of Rome's finest love poets. Here he portrays the exciting, uneven course of his love affair with Cynthia and tells us much about his contemporaries and the society in which he lives, while in later poems he turns to mythological themes and the legends of early Rome. In this new edition of Propertius, G. P. Goold solves some longstanding questions of interpretation and gives us a faithful and stylish prose translation. His explanatory notes and glossary/index offer steady guidance and a wealth of information.

Born in Assisi about 50 BCE, Sextus Propertius moved as a young man to Rome, where he came into contact with a coterie of poets, including Virgil, Tibullus, Horace, and Ovid. Publication of his first book brought immediate recognition and the unwavering support of Maecenas, the influential patron of the Augustan poets. He died perhaps in his mid-thirties, leaving us four books of elegies that have attracted admirers throughout the ages.

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