skip to content
The poems Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The poems

Author: Sextus Propertius; Guy Lee
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
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.
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Poetry
Translations
Translations into English
Named Person: Sextus Propertius; 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 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Elegiae.
Responsibility: Propertius ; translated with notes by Guy Lee ; with an introd. by Oliver Lyne.
More information:

Abstract:

Of all the great classical love poets, Propertius is surely one of those with most immediate appeal for the twentieth century reader. His poetry centres on a helpless infatuation for the sinister  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

...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...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/29389350> # The poems
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    bgn:translationOfWork <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/29389350#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> ; # Elegiae.
    library:oclcnum "29389350" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2873849433#Place/oxford_england> ; # Oxford England
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2873849433#Topic/man_woman_relationships_rome> ; # Man-woman relationships--Rome
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/874.01/e20/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2873849433#Topic/kommentar> ; # Kommentar
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1002912> ; # Love poetry, Latin
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2873849433#Thing/latin_poetry> ; # Latin poetry
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1007080> ; # Man-woman relationships
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2873849433#Person/propertius_sextus> ; # Sextus Propertius
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2873849433#Topic/elegiac_poetry_latin> ; # Elegiac poetry, Latin
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2873849433#Topic/love_poetry_latin> ; # Love poetry, Latin
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/907836> ; # Elegiac poetry, Latin
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204885> ; # Rome (Empire)
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2873849433#Person/lee_guy_arthur_guy> ; # Arthur Guy Lee
    schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2873849433#Person/propertius_sextus> ; # Sextus Propertius
    schema:datePublished "1994" ;
    schema:description "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."@en ;
    schema:description "The son of an Umbrian landowner who fought on the wrong side in the Civil War after Caesar's murder, he lost his father and most of his family estate in boyhood and was brought up by his mother. He was able nevertheless to reject a legal or military career and to devote his life to the art of poetry, in which he is a far more self-conscious practitioner than most of the other Latin poets. His modern popularity was furthered in particular by Ezra Pound's Homage to Sextus Propertius (1919)."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2873849433> ; # Elegiae.
    schema:genre "Translations"@en ;
    schema:genre "Poetry"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "The poems"@en ;
    schema:productID "29389350" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/29389350#PublicationEvent/oxford_england_clarendon_press_new_york_oxford_university_press_1994> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2873849433#Agent/oxford_university_press> ; # Oxford University Press
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2873849433#Agent/clarendon_press> ; # Clarendon Press
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780198144977> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GB9449236> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/29389350> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2873849433#Agent/clarendon_press> # Clarendon Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Clarendon Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2873849433#Agent/oxford_university_press> # Oxford University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Oxford University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2873849433#Person/lee_guy_arthur_guy> # Arthur Guy Lee
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Lee" ;
    schema:givenName "Arthur Guy" ;
    schema:givenName "Guy" ;
    schema:name "Arthur Guy Lee" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2873849433#Person/propertius_sextus> # Sextus Propertius
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Propertius" ;
    schema:givenName "Sextus" ;
    schema:name "Sextus Propertius" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2873849433#Place/oxford_england> # Oxford England
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Oxford England" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1002912> # Love poetry, Latin
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Love poetry, Latin"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1007080> # Man-woman relationships
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Man-woman relationships"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204885> # Rome (Empire)
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Rome (Empire)" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/907836> # Elegiac poetry, Latin
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Elegiac poetry, Latin"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2873849433> # Elegiae.
    schema:name "Elegiae." ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780198144977>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0198144970" ;
    schema:isbn "9780198144977" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.