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The Poems
     

The Poems

by Propertius
 

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Of all the great classical love poets, Propertius (c. 50-10 BC) is surely one of those with most immediate appeal for readers today. His helpless infatuation for the sinister figure of his mistress Cynthia forms the main subject of his poetry and is analyzed with a tormented but witty grandeur in all its changing moods, from ecstasy to suicidal despair.

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Of all the great classical love poets, Propertius (c. 50-10 BC) is surely one of those with most immediate appeal for readers today. His helpless infatuation for the sinister figure of his mistress Cynthia forms the main subject of his poetry and is analyzed with a tormented but witty grandeur in all its changing moods, from ecstasy to suicidal despair.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199555925
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,105,570
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Guy Lee is a Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge. He is the translator of The Poems of Catullus in World's Classics. R. O. A. M. Lyne is a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. He is the author of Further Voices in Virgil's Aeneid (Clarendon Press).

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