Propertius in Love: The Elegies

Propertius in Love: The Elegies

by Sextus Propertius
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520228790

ISBN-13: 9780520228795

Pub. Date: 06/03/2002

Publisher: University of California Press

These ardent, even obsessed, poems about erotic passion are among the brightest jewels in the crown of Latin literature. Written by Propertius, Rome's greatest poet of love, who was born around 50 b.c., a contemporary of Ovid, these elegies tell of Propertius' tormented relationship with a woman he calls "Cynthia." Their connection was sometimes blissful, more

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These ardent, even obsessed, poems about erotic passion are among the brightest jewels in the crown of Latin literature. Written by Propertius, Rome's greatest poet of love, who was born around 50 b.c., a contemporary of Ovid, these elegies tell of Propertius' tormented relationship with a woman he calls "Cynthia." Their connection was sometimes blissful, more often agonizing, but as the poet came to recognize, it went beyond pride or shame to become the defining event of his life. Whether or not it was Propertius' explicit intention, these elegies extend our ideas of desire, and of the human condition itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520228795
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
06/03/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
313
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
The Elegies
Notes

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