Propertius: Elegies Book Iv by PropertiusPropertius: Elegies Book Iv by Propertius

Propertius: Elegies Book Iv

byPropertiusEditorGregory Hutchinson

Paperback | September 25, 2006

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Propertius' fourth book is his most challenging and innovative. It disrupts genre; dislocates time and order; and meditates on gender, perception and history. A sort of postmodernism combines with narrative and structural verve, incisively physical writing and a gallery of colourful characters. This edition makes a demanding and rewarding text more accessible and more intelligible. The text is new; help and fresh ideas are offered on the text and meaning of words. A wide range of literary, inscriptional and archaeological material is used to illuminate this many-sided poetry. Much more space is given than in previous editions to literary interpretation and historical contextualization, in the light of modern work. The book is approached as a dynamic sequence of poems rather than a collection. The edition should be valuable to both students and scholars.
Gregory Hutchinson is Professor of Greek and Latin Languages and Literature at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Exeter College. His most recent publications include Cicero's Correspondence: A Literary Study (1998) and Greek Lyric Poetry (2001).
Title:Propertius: Elegies Book IvFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.63 inPublished:September 25, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521525616

ISBN - 13:9780521525619


Table of Contents

Introduction; SEX. PROPERTI LIBER QUARTVS; Commentary.

Editorial Reviews

'Hutchinson's commentary on Book IV of the Elegies of Propertius is destined in time to stand as a worthy heir of the great English tradition.' --Gnomon