The Poems

Paperback | August 30, 2009

EditorPropertiusTranslated byGuy LeeIntroduction byOliver Lyne

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Of all the great classical love poets, Propertius (c. 50-10 BC) is surely one of those with most immediate appeal for readers today. His helpless infatuation for the sinister figure of his mistress Cynthia forms the main subject of his poetry and is analysed with a tormented but witty grandeurin all its changing moods, from ecstasy to suicidal despair.

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Of all the great classical love poets, Propertius (c. 50-10 BC) is surely one of those with most immediate appeal for readers today. His helpless infatuation for the sinister figure of his mistress Cynthia forms the main subject of his poetry and is analysed with a tormented but witty grandeurin all its changing moods, from ecstasy to ...

Guy Lee is a Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge. He is the translator of The Poems of Catullus in World's Classics. R. O. A. M. Lyne is a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. He is the author of Further Voices in Virgil's Aeneid (Clarendon Press).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.51 inPublished:August 30, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199555923

ISBN - 13:9780199555925

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Table of Contents

IntroductionA ChronologyTranslationBook IBook IIBook IIIBook IVExplanatory NotesAppendix: Differences from Barber's Oxford Classical TextBrief Bibliography

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"This is a beautifully produced book for the general reader." --D.M. Hooley, The University of Missouri - Columbia, The Classical REview, XLV, 2, '95 03/09/1997