Download e-book for kindle: Cynthia: A Companion to the Text of Propertius by S. J. Heyworth

By S. J. Heyworth

ISBN-10: 0199228701

ISBN-13: 9780199228706

ISBN-10: 0199567824

ISBN-13: 9780199567829

Propertius is a poet of the Augustan interval, a successor of the good Hellenistic elegiac poets Callimachus and Philitas, and a precursor of Ovid. His account of his fictionalized affair together with his liked modify ego Cynthia is the purest expression of the spirit of affection elegy, surroundings them as a couple opposed to struggle, epic, and (apparently) Augustus himself. this is often an writer learn via nearly all scholars of Classical Latin. Cynthia offers a lucid try and comprehend and proper the numerous problems within the transmitted textual content. It comprises a remark in most cases corpus, including a prose translation (including substitute types of ambiguous phrasing). In its transparent exposition of technical difficulties, the e-book will function an advent to Latin textual feedback within the glossy age, and to elegiac poetic style.

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