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The poems

Author: Sextus Propertius; Guy Lee
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
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Of all the Greek and Latin love poets, Propertius (c.50-10 BC) is one of those who perhaps holds most immediate appeal for the twentieth century reader. His helpless infatuation for the sinister figure of his mistress Cynthia forms the main subject of his poetry, and is analysed with a tormented but witty grandeur in all its changing moods - from ecstacy to suicidal despair.
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Genre/Form: Translations into English
Poetry
Named Person: Sextus Propertius; Sextus Propertius
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sextus Propertius; Guy Lee
ISBN: 0198144970 9780198144977
OCLC Number: 29389350
Language Note: Translated from the Latin.
Description: xxv, 205 p. ; 21 cm.
Other Titles: Elegiae.
Responsibility: Propertius ; translated with notes by Guy Lee ; with an introd. by Oliver Lyne.
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...quite superb. He has the distinction granted to few translators of Latin poetry that his versions can be read at length in their own right with real pleasure...the Latin text is pleasingly evoked Read more...

 
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