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The passionate and dramatic elegies of Propertius won him a name as certainly one of Rome's best love poets. the following he portrays the intriguing, asymmetric process his love affair with Cynthia and tells us a lot approximately his contemporaries and the society during which he lives, whereas in later poems he turns to mythological subject matters and the legends of early Rome. during this re-creation of Propertius, G. P. Goold solves a few longstanding questions of interpretation and offers us a devoted and fashionable prose translation. His explanatory notes and glossary/index supply regular counsel and a wealth of information.

Born in Assisi approximately 50 BCE, Sextus Propertius moved as a tender guy to Rome, the place he got here into touch with a coterie of poets, together with Virgil, Tibullus, Horace, and Ovid. book of his first booklet introduced fast acceptance and the unwavering help of Maecenas, the influential purchaser of the Augustan poets. He died maybe in his mid-thirties, leaving us 4 books of elegies that experience attracted admirers during the ages.

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