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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.

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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 !

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