The Complete Elegies of Sextus Propertius

The Complete Elegies of Sextus Propertius

Rendered into English by a poet who is also one of the nation's pre-eminent Propertius experts, the volume brings Propertius's difficult mix of vernacular and high literary allusion into contemporary language. Cynthia was the first.

Author: Propertius

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400884131

Category: Poetry

Page: 520

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The Roman poet Propertius is best known as the writer who perfected the Latin love elegy, a technical as much as a psychological and cultural feat. Propertius has been admired for both his metrical genius and the modernity of his narrative flow. Many of the poems here pay tribute to Cynthia, Propertius's romantic obsession, but the scope of these 107 elegies is broad. Propertius's poetry offers a fascinating look into life in the Augustan age, addressing social, political, and historical subjects. A contemporary of Virgil and Horace, Propertius has influenced scores of poets--from Ovid to Housman to Pound. His poetry appears here for the first time in a dual-language edition with the translations facing the original Latin. Rendered into English by a poet who is also one of the nation's pre-eminent Propertius experts, the volume brings Propertius's difficult mix of vernacular and high literary allusion into contemporary language. Cynthia was the first. She caught me with her eyes, a fool who had never before been touched by desires. Love cast down my look of constant pride, and he pressed on my head with his feet, until he taught me to despise chaste girls, perversely, and to live without plan. Already, it's been a whole year that the frenzy hasn't stopped, when, for all that, the gods are against me. ?
Categories: Poetry

Elegies I IV

Elegies  I IV

In this authoritative edition of Propertius’s elegies, L. Richardson, jr, makes these challenging poems both intelligible and accessible.

Author: Sextus Propertius

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806134682

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 489

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The Latin poet Propertius (ca. 50–16 B.C.) is considered by many to be the greatest elegiac poet of Rome. Long neglected because of the obscurity of his thought and the vagaries of his syntax, Propertius has now emerged as a writer of compelling originality and intellectual power. In this authoritative edition of Propertius’s elegies, L. Richardson, jr, makes these challenging poems both intelligible and accessible. For students of literature and history alike, Propertius offers insights into the intellectual world of Augustan Rome and Roman society. His perplexities and frustrations, his struggles with himself and with his domineering and capricious mistress Cynthia, and his exhilarations and depressions all strike a surprisingly familiar chord for the modern reader. Through an in-depth introduction and explanatory notes, Richardson strives to make the poems as readable as possible, at the same time examining the complexities and textual difficulties of the texts. Each elegy is accompanied by an introductory note providing a literary interpretation of the poem, followed by full and detailed commentary.
Categories: Literary Collections

Propertius in Love

Propertius in Love

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.

Author: Sextus Propertius

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520935845

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 313

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Elegies of Sextus Propertius

The Elegies of Sextus Propertius

Sextus Propertius. Of Love's fell furnace then I felt the pains , And had my hands
behind me bound with chains ;. But my wreathed ship has reached the port at
lastI've cleared the Syrtes now and anchor cast . Tired of the raging sea , I'm
getting ...

Author: Sextus Propertius

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044010369999

Category:

Page: 283

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The Elegies of Propertius

The Elegies of Propertius

With Notes Sextus Propertius. 1 quiet harbour , and dreadful Malea shelter
sailors in a safe retreat , than any one ever stop your career , and check your
wanton impulses . She who suffered the disdain of the Cretan bull , ' and put on
false cow ...

Author: Sextus Propertius

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293008366480

Category:

Page: 187

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Sextus Propertius

Sextus Propertius

A study of Propertius' four books of elegies investigating their sources and motives.

Author: Francis Cairns

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521864572

Category: History

Page: 492

View: 633

Study of Propertius' four books of elegies investigating their sources and motives.
Categories: History

Propertius

Propertius

Author: Sextus Propertius

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1079435463

Category:

Page: 170

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Propertius Elegies

Propertius  Elegies

Propertius' fourth book is his most challenging and innovative. A wide range of literary, inscriptional and archaeological material is used to illuminate this many-sided poetry. The edition should be valuable to both students and scholars.

Author: Propertius

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521819572

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 316

Propertius' fourth book is his most challenging and innovative. A wide range of literary, inscriptional and archaeological material is used to illuminate this many-sided poetry. The edition should be valuable to both students and scholars.
Categories: History

The Cynthia of Propertius

The Cynthia of Propertius

Author: Sextus Propertius

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 1290767130

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 134

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
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The Poems

The Poems

In this eloquent and consistently faithful translation, W. G. Shepherd does full justice to the work of this remarkable Latin poet.

Author: Sextus Propertius

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 080613643X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 221

View: 972

Flamboyant and passionate, the love poems of Propertius are among the most beautiful to have been written in any language. In this eloquent and consistently faithful translation, W. G. Shepherd does full justice to the work of this remarkable Latin poet. Born about 48 B.C. in Umbria, Sextus Propertius was one of a group of poets influenced by Greek Alexandrian mannerism who developed the genre of Roman love elegy. Through shifting moods of ecstasy and frustration, his early works celebrate his obsessive love for his mistress, Cynthia. All his work is distinguished by strong visual imagery, richness of language, and an intensely personal style.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Elegies

Elegies

Author: Sextus Propertius

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015046809607

Category: Elegiac poetry, Latin

Page: 244

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Categories: Elegiac poetry, Latin

The Elegies of Sextus Propertius Tr Into Engl Verse with Life of the Poet and Illustr Notes by

The Elegies of Sextus Propertius  Tr  Into Engl  Verse  with Life of the Poet and Illustr  Notes by

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Author: Sextus Propertius

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 0526035080

Category: History

Page: 308

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Elegies Book I

Elegies  Book I

Author: Sextus Propertius

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:32000002762310

Category: Elegiac poetry, Latin

Page: 101

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Categories: Elegiac poetry, Latin

The Elegies of Sextus Propertius tr into Engl verse with life of the poet and illustr notes by J Cranstoun

The Elegies of Sextus Propertius  tr  into Engl  verse  with life of the poet and illustr  notes by J  Cranstoun

Sextus Propertius. Of Love ' s fell furnace then I felt the pains , And had my hands
behind me bound with chains ; But my wreathed ship has reached the port at lastI
' ve cleared the Syrtes now and anchor cast . Tired of the raging sea , I ' m ...

Author: Sextus Propertius

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600083247

Category:

Page:

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Elegies book I IV by Propertius

Elegies  book I  IV  by  Propertius

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removed xxix 10 no lacuna after this line XXX 11 at , iam si 15 onerentur 19 – 22
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Author: Sextus Propertius

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105002456320

Category: Elegiac poetry, Latin

Page:

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Posthumous Love

Posthumous Love

Sextus Propertius, The Complete Elegies of Sextus Propertius, trans. Vincent
Katz (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press), 3.2–17–26. 12. Propertius, The
Poems, trans. W. G. Shepherd (Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin, 1985), 4.55, 57–
64, ...

Author: Ramie Targoff

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226110462

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 980

For Dante and Petrarch, posthumous love was a powerful conviction. Like many of their contemporaries, both poets envisioned their encounters with their beloved in heaven—Dante with Beatrice, Petrarch with Laura. But as Ramie Targoff reveals in this elegant study, English love poetry of the Renaissance brought a startling reversal of this tradition: human love became definitively mortal. Exploring the boundaries that Renaissance English poets drew between earthly and heavenly existence, Targoff seeks to understand this shift and its consequences for English poetry. Targoff shows that medieval notions of the somewhat flexible boundaries between love in this world and in the next were hardened by Protestant reformers, who envisioned a total break between the two. Tracing the narrative of this rupture, she focuses on central episodes in poetic history in which poets developed rich and compelling compensations for the lack of posthumous love—from Thomas Wyatt’s translations of Petrarch’s love sonnets and the Elizabethan sonnet series of Shakespeare and Spencer to the carpe diem poems of the seventeenth century. Targoff’s centerpiece is Romeo and Juliet, where she considers how Shakespeare’s reworking of the Italian story stripped away any expectation that the doomed teenagers would reunite in heaven. Casting new light on these familiar works of poetry and drama, this book ultimately demonstrates that the negation of posthumous love brought forth a new mode of poetics that derived its emotional and aesthetic power from its insistence upon love’s mortal limits.
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The Poems

The Poems

Propertius Sextus, Sextus Propertius, Sextus Aurelius Propertius, Fellow Guy Lee
, Oliver Lyne Guy Lee ... Nevertheless we find our independent equestrian
dedicating his second book of Elegies to none other than the great Maecenas .

Author: Propertius Sextus

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198144970

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 205

View: 950

Of all the great classical love poets, Propertius is surely one of those with most immediate appeal for the twentieth century reader. His poetry centres on a helpless infatuation for the sinister figure of his mistress, Cynthia, and it is analysed with a tormented but witty grandeur in all its changing moods - from ecstasy to suicidal despair.
Categories: Literary Criticism