Download PDF by Propertius: Elegies (Loeb Classical Library)

By Propertius

The passionate and dramatic elegies of Propertius received him a name as one in all Rome's best love poets. right here he portrays the interesting, asymmetric process his love affair with Cynthia and tells us a lot approximately his contemporaries and the society within which he lives, whereas in later poems he turns to mythological topics and the legends of early Rome. during this new version of Propertius, G. P. Goold solves a few longstanding questions of interpretation and provides us a devoted and classy prose translation. His explanatory notes and glossary/index provide regular information and a wealth of information.

Born in Assisi approximately 50 BCE, Sextus Propertius moved as a tender guy to Rome, the place he got here into touch with a coterie of poets, together with Virgil, Tibullus, Horace, and Ovid. ebook of his first ebook introduced speedy reputation and the unwavering aid of Maecenas, the influential purchaser of the Augustan poets. He died possibly in his mid-thirties, leaving us 4 books of elegies that experience attracted admirers through the ages.

Show description

Read Online or Download Elegies (Loeb Classical Library) PDF

Best ancient & classical books

New PDF release: Alexander The Great In Fact And Fiction

Вокруг имени Александра Македонского сложилось множество легенд. Эта работа представляет собой подборку исследований крупных западных историков, в которых производится попытка отделить правду от вымысла.

History of the Wars, Volume I: Books 1-2 (Persian War) (Loeb by Procopius; H.B. Dewing (trans.) PDF

Procopius, born at Caesarea in Palestine past due within the fifth century, grew to become a legal professional. In 527 CE he was once made criminal adviser and secretary of Belisarius, commander opposed to the Persians, and went with Belisarius back in 533 opposed to the Vandals and in 535 opposed to the Ostrogoths. someday after 540 he again to Constantinople.

Get Josephus: Jewish Antiquities: Books 9-11 (Loeb Classical PDF

Josephus, soldier, statesman, historian, was once a Jew born at Jerusalem approximately 37 CE. a guy of excessive descent, he early grew to become discovered in Jewish legislations and Greek literature and used to be a Pharisee. After pleading in Rome the reason for a few Jewish monks he again to Jerusalem and in sixty six attempted to avoid insurrection opposed to Rome, coping with for the Jews the affairs of Galilee.

Extra resources for Elegies (Loeb Classical Library)

Sample text

Desistere i^" ; dissistere ^iV. : 20 THE ELEGIES OF PROPERTIUS BOOK do thou with I speed leave the lewd life of Baiae ; to many a loving pair shall those shores bring severance, shores that liave aye proved ill for modest maids. Perish the Baian waters, that bring reproach on love 1 all XII Why, Rome, thou witness of my love, ceasest thou me falsely with sloth, saying 'tis sloth never to tax my suit ? She is parted from my bed by as leagues as Hypanis is distant from Venetian No more does Cynthia feed my wonted Eridanus.

VII DvM tibi Cadmeae dicuntur, Ponticc, armaque fraternae Thebae tristia militiae, contendis Homero, atque, ita sim felix, primo modo fata tuis niollia carminibus :) (sint nos, ut consuemus, nostros agitamus amores, in dominam atque aliquid duram quaerimus nee tan tum ingenio quantum servire dolori ; cogor et aetatis tempora dura queri. hie mihi conteritur vitae modus, haec mea fama hinc cupio nomen carminis ire mei. me laudent doctae solum placuisse puellae, est, 10 Ponticc, et iniustas saepe tulisse minas me legat as^idue post haec neglectus amator, ; et prosint illi cogiiita nostra mala, certo puer hie concusserit area, te quoque nolim nostros evoluisse ^ deos) si (quod 1 evoluisse BerocUdus on alleged 18 MS.

Wilt thou never grant an ending to my woes ? And must a For me doleful sleep be mine on thy chill threshold } the midnight and the stars thafturn to their setting and the breeze laden with chill frost of dawn grieve behold me prostrate. Thou alone pitiest as and mute they 43 SEXTI PROPERTI EEEGIARVM LIBER tu sola hiimanos numquam I miserata dolores respondes tacitis mutua cardinibus. ^ o utinam traiecta cava mea vocula rima' percussas dcminae vertat in auriculas ^ et saxo patientior ilia Sicano, sit silice sit licet et non tamen !

Download PDF sample

Elegies (Loeb Classical Library) by Propertius


by Edward
4.3

Rated 4.65 of 5 – based on 49 votes