Oxford Readings in Propertius

Paperback | September 16, 2012

EditorEllen Greene, Tara S. Welch

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This volume focuses on the great Roman love poet Propertius. Propertius' poetry reveals an ardent love affair between the poet and his girlfriend, whom he calls 'Cynthia', yet it also offers a snapshot of life in ancient Rome during the Augustan age (20s BC). While this was a period of growthand revival after the crippling civil wars of the previous century, it was also a time when Rome was adjusting to a new form of government under its first emperor. Oxford Readings in Propertius is the first volume on Propertius' poetry to bring together some of the best and most influential scholarship written during the last three decades and put them into dialogue with each other. The articles discuss the recent developments in Propertius scholarship, aswell as major critical approaches that have emerged in classical studies in general, and look at issues of text, intertextuality, gender, and the social and political context of Propertius' work.

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This volume focuses on the great Roman love poet Propertius. Propertius' poetry reveals an ardent love affair between the poet and his girlfriend, whom he calls 'Cynthia', yet it also offers a snapshot of life in ancient Rome during the Augustan age (20s BC). While this was a period of growthand revival after the crippling civil wars o...

Ellen Greene is the Joseph Paxton Presidential Professor of Classics at the University of Oklahoma. She has published numerous books and articles on Greek and Latin love poetry. Tara Welch is an Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Kansas. She has published a number of articles on Latin poetry and a book on Propertius.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.68 inPublished:September 16, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199563047

ISBN - 13:9780199563043

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PrefaceIntroductionTara S. Welch: Whose Reading of What PropertiusaThe Text of Propertius2. Paolo Fedeli: Propertius, Between the Cult of the Transmitted Text and the Hunt for Corruption3. James Butrica: Editing PropertiusPoetic Contexts4. Herman Trankle: The Language of Propertius and the Stylistic Tendencies of Augustan Poetry5. Paola Pinotti: Propertius IV 9: Alexandrianism and Allusion6. Francis Cairns: Propertius 1,4 and 1,5 and the Gallus of the Monobiblos7. G. O. Hutchinson: Prropertius and the Unity of the Book8. James E.G. Zetzel: Poetic Baldness and its CurePoetry and Politics9. Hans Peter-Stahl: A Farewell to Promethean Man10. Monica Gale: Propertius 2.7. Militia amoris and the ironies of elegy11. Elaine Fantham: Images of the city: Propertius' new-old RomeGender12. Maria Wyke: Mistress and metaphor in Augustan elegy13. Barbara K. Gold: The Natural and Unnatural Silence of Women in the Elegies of Propertius14. Ellen Greene: Gender and Genre in Propertius 2.8 and 2.915. Micaela Janan: "Beyond good and Evil": Tarpeia and Philosophy in the Feminine (4.4)16. Paul Allen Miller: Why Propertius is a WomanWorks CitedBibliography