The Poems of Sextus Propertius
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- Languages:English (Unknown), Latin (Original Language), English (Published)
- Number Of Items:1
- Edition:A bilingual ed
- Shipping Weight (lbs):1.7
- Dimensions (in):8.5 x 5.9 x 1.5
- Publication Date:February 22, 1973
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Of the Greek and Latin love poets, Propertius (c. 50-10 B.C.) is one of those who holds the most immediate appeal for the twentieth-century reader. 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. This study includes English verse translations of his work, along with a chronology, explanatory notes, and a brief bibliography.
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