The Poems: Tr.fr.Latin G.Lee

The Poems: Tr.fr.Latin G.Lee

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Of all the great classical love poets, Propertius (c. 50-10 BC) is surely one of those with most immediate appeal for readers today. His helpless infatuation for the sinister figure of his mistress Cynthia forms the main subject of his poetry and is analysed with a tormented but witty grandeur in all its changing moods, from ecstasy to suicidal despair.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 16mm | 199.58g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Latin
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192835734
  • 9780192835734
  • 721,047

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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 & Societyshow more

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