The Augustan Elegist
By (author) Francis Cairns
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Sextus Propertius by Francis Cairns
Book DescriptionIn 30-15 BC Sextus Propertius composed at Rome four books of elegies which range from erotic to learned to political and exhibit an unparalleled richness of themes, concepts and language. This book investigates their sources and motives, examining Propertius' family background in Umbrian Asisium and tracing his career as he sought through poetry to restore his family's fortunes after the Civil Wars. Propertius' progress within the Roman poetic establishment depended on his patrons - Tullus, 'Gallus', Maecenas and Augustus. Initially his poetry was influenced radically by his elegiac predecessor C. Cornelius Gallus, arguably also the 'Gallus' who jointly patronised Propertius' first book. New heuristic techniques help to recover the impact on Propertius of Cornelius Gallus' (mainly lost) elegies. Propertius' subsequent move into Maecenas', and then Augustus', patronage had an equally powerful, ideological, impact; in his latter books he became (alongside Virgil and Horace) a major and committed Augustan voice.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521864572
(228mm x 152mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Francis Cairns
Hellenistic Epigram, Hardback (August 2016)
Investigates the literary, linguistic, historical, epigraphic, and other contexts of Hellenistic epigrams in themed chapters through analyses of individual epigrams.
Sextus Propertius, Paperback (July 2009)
A study of Propertius' four books of elegies investigating their sources and motives.
Virgil's Augustan Epic, Paperback (December 2006)
An examination of the main characters in the Aeneid.
Tibullus: A Hellenistic Poet at Rome, Paperback (December 1979)» View all books by Francis Cairns
Tibullus was one of the leading poets of Augustan Rome. Professor Cairns examines in detail aspects of Tibullus' poetic craftsmanship.
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Author Biography - Francis Cairns
Francis Cairns is Professor of Classical Languages at the Florida State University. He is the author of Generic Composition in Greek and Roman Poetry (1972), Tibullus: A Hellenistic Poet at Rome (1979) and Virgil's Augustan Epic (1989), as well as numerous articles on Greek and Latin poetry.
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