Title: Propertius in Love: The Elegies (A Joan Palevsky Book in Classical Literature)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: Used - Good
Publisher: University of California Press 2002-06-03
0520228790 / 9780520228795
Seller ID: 20071127128844
Used - good. A lightly read copy with bumped corners, laminate wrinkled on front cover edge, very clean and solid.
An Eighth Day View:
These ardent, even obsessed, poems about erotic passion are among the brightest jewels in the crown of Latin literature. Written by Propertius, Rome's greatest poet of love, who was born around 50 b.c., a contemporary of Ovid, these elegies tell of Propertius' tormented relationship with a woman he calls "Cynthia." Their connection was sometimes blissful, more often agonizing, but as the poet came to recognize, it went beyond pride or shame to become the defining event of his life. Whether or not it was Propertius' explicit intention, these elegies extend our ideas of desire, and of the human condition itself.