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Description - Propertius: Elegies by Sextus Propertius

Propertius, though his works are small in volume, is one of the foremost poets of the Augustan age, and his writing has a certain appeal to modern tastes (witness the admiration of Ezra Pound). Book I is especially suitable for the reader wanting a representative selection of Propertius' poetry. It stands on its own, having appeared in the first place as a separate collection; it reflects a distinct phase of the poet's activity (and of his emotional development); and it is the book which made his reputation. This edition is designed for the pocket of the university student, but it should find a wider audience among classicists of all ages. The introduction provides the necessary historical and critical background and relates Book I to the rest of the elegies; the notes are helpful and to the point; and the text has a reasonable minimum of apparatus. There are no modern editions of this size and scope.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521292108
ISBN-10: 0521292107
Format: Paperback
(186mm x 123mm x 7mm)
Pages: 116
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1977
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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