Propertius: A Hellenistic Poet on Love and Death by Theodore D. PapanghelisPropertius: A Hellenistic Poet on Love and Death by Theodore D. Papanghelis

Propertius: A Hellenistic Poet on Love and Death

byTheodore D. Papanghelis

Paperback | September 3, 2009

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The bond between love and death has long been recognised as a defining characteristic of the elegies of Propertius, but scholars have rarely clarified how or to what degree Propertius differed from other love poets in associating these themes. In this book, Dr Papanghelis traces the radical way in which Propertius dealt with amorous and morbid fantasies in his poems. He argues that the modes of erotic expression used in the elegies are fundamentally unconventional, to the point that the definitions of love and death are interdependent. This book offers a detailed reading of some of the most stimulating and problematic of Propertius' elegies, offering fresh insight on the question of the poet's sensuous temperament and the significance of the love-death relationship in his works.
Title:Propertius: A Hellenistic Poet on Love and DeathFormat:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:September 3, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521106532

ISBN - 13:9780521106535


Table of Contents

Preface; Abbreviations; 1. Introductory; 2. nostis puer haesit ocellis: the lessons of 1.19; 3. in amore mori: witches and lovers; 4. in amore mori: the shipwreck; 6. in amore mori: crime passionnel; 7. in amore mori: minor instances in Book 2; 8. Strange beauty: a reading of 4.7; Bibliography; Indexes.