Propertius I

Propertius I

by Sextus Propertius
     
 

What was it like to be in love in Rome? The 22 poems of Sextus Propertius' first book of elegies (published in 28 B.C.) offer an answer. Defiantly un-Roman in his devotion to his love for his Cynthia and to his art, Propertius writes with a strangely modern voice—passionate, wry, self-scrutinizing and ironic. But it is a voice that has been shaped and controlled…  See more details below

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What was it like to be in love in Rome? The 22 poems of Sextus Propertius' first book of elegies (published in 28 B.C.) offer an answer. Defiantly un-Roman in his devotion to his love for his Cynthia and to his art, Propertius writes with a strangely modern voice—passionate, wry, self-scrutinizing and ironic. But it is a voice that has been shaped and controlled by a literary tradition already centuries old.Robert J. Baker has studied at Edinburgh University and the University of New England. He has been teaching Latin, Greek and Ancient History for the last 35 years in the Universities of Tasmania and New England, and has just recently retired as Associate Professor from the latter. He is presently an Honorary Fellow in the School of Classics, History and Religion there.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780856687297
Publisher:
Aris and Phillips
Publication date:
06/01/2001
Series:
Classical Text Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x (d)

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