The Poems

Penguin Books, 1985 - 221 Seiten

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Contains his famously dramatic and obsessive elegies to, for, and about Cynthia. In matters of the heart, not much has changed since 50 BCE in Rome. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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This book got me my first bookstore job: the manager and I discussed various versions of Propertius, then he said "Would you by any chance be interested in working here?" Vollständige Rezension lesen


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Propertius was deprived of his Umbrian estate in the confiscation of the civil war. He applied his rhetorical education not to the courts, but to poetry. His first book of elegies to "Cynthia" won him the patronage of Maecenas and established his reputation as a passionate, witty, self-absorbed, and learned poet. The three books that followed invoke Cynthia, but also carry tributes to Maecenas, to Roman greatness, addresses to friends, and antiquarian fragments.

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