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Propertius in Love : The Elegies / Sextus Propertius.

Author/Creator:
Propertius, Sextus author., Author,
Publication:
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2002]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (313 pages)
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Elegiac poetry, Latin -- Translations into English.
Love poetry, Latin -- Translations into English.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
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 bornc., 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.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
FOREWORD: READING PROPERTIUS
THE ELEGIES
NOTES
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780520935846
OCLC:
50638450
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520935846 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.