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Propertius: Elegies : Book 1 - Sextus Propertius

Propertius: Elegies

Book 1


Published: 26th September 1977
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Propertius, though his works are small in volume, is one of the foremost poets of the Augustan age, and his writing has a certain appeal to modern tastes (witness the admiration of Ezra Pound). Book I is especially suitable for the reader wanting a representative selection of Propertius' poetry. It stands on its own, having appeared in the first place as a separate collection; it reflects a distinct phase of the poet's activity (and of his emotional development); and it is the book which made his reputation. This edition is designed for the pocket of the university student, but it should find a wider audience among classicists of all ages. The introduction provides the necessary historical and critical background and relates Book I to the rest of the elegies; the notes are helpful and to the point; and the text has a reasonable minimum of apparatus. There are no modern editions of this size and scope.

'Mr Camps's book will be useful in both schools and universities. He gives us a readable text, sensibly eclectic, a straightforward commentary, an introduction with a brief bibliography; the whole thing is admirably adapted to help the beginner in Propertius where he needs help and not to bother him with unnecessary minutiae ... I hope the book will be as widely used as it deserves to be.' Journal of Roman Studies

Variants from the Oxford text
Sexti properti elegiarum liber I
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ISBN: 9780521292108
ISBN-10: 0521292107
Series: Book 1
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 116
Published: 26th September 1977
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.57 x 12.5  x 0.97
Weight (kg): 0.09