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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

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ContributionsW. A. Camps (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages110
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7716217M
ISBN 100521060001
ISBN 109780521060004

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The Elegies of Propertius are divided into four books according to their subject matter. Throughout the work, Propertius is primarily occupied with love poetry--with his more than likely fictitious mistress, Cynthia. At times he moves to different themes but his muse invariably takes him back to Cited by: Book I Propertius’s place of origin. You ask, always in friendship, Tullus, what are my household gods, and of what race am I. Book II To Maecenas: His subject matter. You ask where the passion comes from I write so much about, and this book, so gentle on the tongue. Neither Apollo nor Calliope sang them to me. The girl herself fires my wit. The passionate and dramatic elegies of Propertius gained him a reputation as one of Rome's finest love poets. Here he portrays the exciting, uneven course of his love affair with Cynthia and tells us much about his contemporaries and the society in which he lives, while in later poems he turns to mythological themes and the legends of early Rome.

Book Description: Propertius' celebrated elegies chart the hazardous course of his love affair with the enchanting Cynthia, while revealing valuable insight into life in Augustan Rome. Delphi's Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin and Greek texts. Sextus Propertius, (born 55–43 bce, Assisi, Umbria [Italy]—died after 16 bce, Rome), greatest elegiac poet of ancient Rome. The first of his four books of elegies, published in 29 bce, is called Cynthia after its heroine (his mistress, whose real name was Hostia); it gained him entry into the literary circle centring on . Propertius, Elegies Book III, 2 iniuriae qui addideris contumeliam: You who have added insult to injury: Phaedrus, Fables 5/ inopiae desunt multa, avaritiae omnia: To poverty many things are lacking; to avarice, everything: Publilius Syrus. insita hominibus libidine alendi de industria rumores: Men have an innate desire to propagate rumors in natura: in nature. Propertius' surviving work comprises four books of Elegies. He was friends with the poets Gallus and Virgil, and had with them as his patron Maecenas, and through Maecenas, the emperor Sextus Aurelius Propertius was a Latin elegiac poet who was born around 50–45 BCE in Mevania (though other cities of Umbria also claim this dignity—Hespillus, Ameria, Perusia, Assisium) and died shortly after 15 BCE.4/5.

Propertius' surviving work comprises four books of Elegies. He was friends with the poets Gallus and Virgil, and had with them as his patron Maecenas, and through Maecenas, the emperor Sextus Aurelius Propertius was a Latin elegiac poet who was born around 50–45 BCE in Mevania (though other cities of Umbria also claim this dignity—Hespillus, Ameria, Perusia, Assisium) and died shortly after 15 BCE/5. This book contains the first book of poetry by Propertius with commentary in the back to help the reader with difficult grammar, ambiguous meaning, or other problems common within latin poetry. Poetry: Propertius was an Augustan age poet, an elegist following somewhat in the footsteps of Catullus.5/5(1). Sextus Propertius, Elegies Vincent Katz, Ed. ("Agamemnon", "Hom. Od. ", "denarius") All Search Options [view abbreviations] Home Collections/Texts Perseus Catalog Research Grants Open Source About Help. Hide browse bar Your current position in the text is marked in blue. Click anywhere in the line to jump to another position: book. Propertius - The Elegies: Book III - A new freely downloadable translation.