Propertius by Sextus PropertiusPropertius by Sextus Propertius


bySextus Propertius

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PROPERTIUS CYNTHIA Book I I Cynthia prima suis Prologue : to Tullus. CYNTHIA was the first woman that made me the poor captive of her eyes when hitherto no touch of desire had reached me. And now Love abashed the sturdy pride of my glance; he planted his feet and 5 bore heavily on my head, till the rogue schooled me to hate a modest maid and live the life of a scapegrace. And now it is a whole year and still this madness in me abates not, though the luck's against me and I must abide the brunt of it. Tullus, it was by never shirking any task that 10 Milanion broke down the cruelty of the hard-hearted daughter of Iasus. Yes, at times he would rove mad among the rocks and caves of Parthenia, and anon he would go visiting the shaggy beasts of the wilderness ; also he felt the stroke of the Hylaean mace, and groaned at his wounds on the crags of Arcadia. Well, he got 15 his way and tamed that fleet-footed maid ; such power in love have supplications and loyal service. Not so with me : Love is here so dull he can bethink him of no sleights; neither has he the mind to walk the familiar ways as aforetime. But O you to whom belongs the juggling mystery that draws the moon down from the sky, whose task it is to work the atoning rite on hearths of witchcraft, look Jo and bestir yourselves: turn my mistress' mind, and cause her to grow paler than this cheek of mine ! Then I will allow that you are of power to draw the stars and the rivers by the incantations of Cytaeine. And you, my friends, you who too late recall the 15 fallen, inquire for the means to minister to a heart diseased. Stoutly will I endure the iron and the pitiless fire, let me but gain the freedom to utter those things which anger would like to say. Carry me through uttermost nations, carry me ove...
Title:PropertiusFormat:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217251889

ISBN - 13:9780217251884