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Propertius, Elegies : Loeb Classical Library No. 18 - Sextus Propertius

Propertius, Elegies

Loeb Classical Library No. 18

By: Sextus Propertius, G.P. Goold (Editor, Transcribed by)

Hardcover Published: 1st November 1990
ISBN: 9780674990203
Number Of Pages: 464

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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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This translation is... lively, elegant, and scholarly... [Goold's] text is not only independent but enterprising, a refreshing change after Fedili's Teubner.--D. R. Shackleton Bailey "Gnomon "

Note to Revised
About the Poet
Propertius and Roman Elegy
The Manuscripts
The Division into Books
Problems of the Text
Editorial Principles
Select Bibliography
The Elegies of Sextus Propertius
Book One
Book Two
Book Three
Book Four
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780674990203
ISBN-10: 067499020X
Series: Loeb Classical Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 1st November 1990
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 16.51 x 10.8  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.34

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