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Worlds Classics
23 July 2009
Poetry by individual poets
Of all the great classical love poets, Propertius is surely one of those with most immediate appeal for the twentieth-century reader. His poetry centres on a helpless infatuation for the sinister figure of his mistress, Cynthia, and it is analysed with a tormented but witty grandeur in all its changing moods - from ecstasy to suicidal despair.
By:   Propertius
Introduction by:   Oliver Lyne (Fellow Fellow Balliol College Oxford)
Translated by:   Guy Lee (Fellow Fellow St John's College Cambridge)
Imprint:   Worlds Classics
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   183g
ISBN:   9780199555925
ISBN 10:   0199555923
Series:   Oxford World's Classics
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   23 July 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for The Poems

Sensual, bitchy, soppy, satirical, this great sequence of love-hate poems lives again in Lee's vivid versions. Not just a scintillating survey of erotic agony and ecstacy, but a witty glimpse of the smart set in Rome. * New Statesman & Society *

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