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The Complete Elegies of Sextus Propertius.

Author: Propertius.; Vincent Katz
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2016.
Series: Lockert library of poetry in translation.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Roman poet Propertius is best known as the writer who perfected the Latin love elegy, a technical as much as a psychological and cultural feat. Propertius has been admired for both his metrical genius and the modernity of his narrative flow. Many of the poems here pay tribute to Cynthia, Propertius's romantic obsession, but the scope of these 107 elegies is broad. Propertius's poetry offers a fascinating look  Read more...
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Propertius.
Complete Elegies of Sextus Propertius.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Propertius.; Vincent Katz
ISBN: 9781400884131 1400884136 0691115818 9780691115818
OCLC Number: 953659521
Language Note: English.
Notes: 2.2 "Love got the better of me."
Description: 1 online resource (521 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments ; Preserving the Metaphor: Translating Propertius ; BOOK ONE ; 1.1 "Cynthia was the first. She caught me with her eyes" ; 1.2 "nude Love doesn't love artifice in beauty" ; 1.3 "although a pair commanded me, gripped with lust." 1.4 "Cynthia is tried by no curse more gravely / than when grace abandons her" 1.5 "she comes with a price" ; 1.6 "I wasn't born to praise or fighting" ; 1.7 "This is how my life's used up" ; 1.8 A "Can your tender feet brave the frosts?" ; 1.8 B "Rare Cynthia is mine!" 1.9 "I told you how love would be, and you laughed" 1.10 "not light is the medicine in my words" ; 1.11 "in the Bay of Naples no love is safe" ; 1.12 "Cynthia was the first, Cynthia will be the last" ; 1.13 "She will be punishment for the despised pain of all of them." 1.14 "I'll despise Alcinous' gifts" 1.15 "be whatever you want, just not alien" ; 1.16 "Once I was opened to great triumphs" ; 1.17 "God damn him! who first prepared ship and sail" ; 1.18 "let the rocks be full of your name." 1.19 "There, whatever I'll be, I'll always be called your image" 1.20 "You've been warned, Gallus: protect your love" ; 1.21 "Gallus ... / tried to escape unknown hands-but was not able" ; 1.22 "What class I am and from where" ; BOOK TWO ; 2.1 "The girl alone erects my genius."
Series Title: Lockert library of poetry in translation.
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The Roman poet Propertius is best known as the writer who perfected the Latin love elegy. A contemporary of Virgil and Horace, Propertius has influenced scores of poets - from Ovid to Housman to  Read more...

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