Propertius Tibullus and Ovid A Selection of Love Poetry

Author: Anita Nikkanen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781474266161
Release Date: 2016-04-28
Genre: Literary Criticism

This is the OCR-endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Latin AS and A-Level (Group 3) prescription of Ovid's Amores 1.1 and 2.5, Propertius 1.1 and Tibullus 1.1 with the A-Level (Group 4) prescription of Ovid's Amores 2.7 and 2.8, Propertius 1.3 and 2.14 and Tibullus 1.3, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary, with a detailed introduction that also covers the prescribed text to be read in English for A Level. Propertius, Tibullus and Ovid are our three main writers of Latin love elegy. The selected poems depict the bitter-sweet love affairs of the poet-lovers and their mistresses, from the heartbreak of rejection to the elation at love reciprocated. While Propertius's and Ovid's setting is the city and their poems show us such details of urbane Roman life as drinking parties and elaborate hair-dressing, Tibullus introduces the idyll of the countryside to the genre. Their sophisticated poems combine intense emotion with wit and irony, and celebrate the life of love and their mistresses, Propertius's Cynthia, Tibullus's Delia and Nemesis, and Ovid's Corinna.

Propertius Tibullus and Ovid A Selection of Love Poetry

Author: Anita Nikkanen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 1474266142
Release Date: 2016-05-19
Genre: Literary Criticism

This is the OCR-endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Latin AS and A-Level (Group 3) prescription of Ovid's Amores 1.1 and 2.5, Propertius 1.1 and Tibullus 1.1 with the A-Level (Group 4) prescription of Ovid's Amores 2.7 and 2.8, Propertius 1.3 and 2.14 and Tibullus 1.3, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary, with a detailed introduction that also covers the prescribed text to be read in English for A Level. Propertius, Tibullus and Ovid are our three main writers of Latin love elegy. The selected poems depict the bitter-sweet love affairs of the poet-lovers and their mistresses, from the heartbreak of rejection to the elation at love reciprocated. While Propertius's and Ovid's setting is the city and their poems show us such details of urbane Roman life as drinking parties and elaborate hair-dressing, Tibullus introduces the idyll of the countryside to the genre. Their sophisticated poems combine intense emotion with wit and irony, and celebrate the life of love and their mistresses, Propertius's Cynthia, Tibullus's Delia and Nemesis, and Ovid's Corinna.

Catullus to Ovid reading Latin love elegy

Author: Joan Booth
Publisher: Duckbacks
ISBN: 1853996068
Release Date: 1999-12-01
Genre: Poetry

This book contains Latin text, with translations and literary commentary, on seventeen poems by Catullus, Propertius, Tibullus and Ovid. The selection has been chosen to represent each author's qualities and to encourage comparison and contrast between them. Guy Lee's translations, in English verse, reveal the poets' distinctive approaches: the stark intensity of Catullus; the challenging complexity of Propertius; and the witty, provocative, worldly poetry of Ovid. Joan Booth provides her own versions of the deceptively simple Tibullus and a running commentary on all the poems, which sets out to explain, suggest and question, ultimately prompting readers to their own informed critical judgements. The book is recommended for all those interested in Roman literature, whether reading love elegy in the original Latin or in English.

Latin Love Poetry

Author: Denise McCoskey
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781780761916
Release Date: 2013-12-18
Genre: History

The three major Roman love poets - Tibullus, Propertius and Ovid - are celebrated for the ways in which they used social and historical contexts, as well as a highly developed sense of place and landscape, to inform their explorations of passion and desire. These writers pursued both men and women, and expressed romantic attachments to the bucolic countryside as well as to the city of Rome. At the same time, they initiated a vibrant exchange with other genres and authors, and explored the art of writing as much as the experience of love itself. This new and attractive survey of a genre that is often called elegy - because of its metre - discusses the poets and their writings against the turbulent backdrop of the Augustan age (31 BCE-14 CE). It examines the literary origins of Latin elegy, highlights the poets' key themes and traces their reception by later writers and readers. Introducing the chief Latin elegists, as well as these poets' main sources of inspiration (Catullus, Cornelius Gallus and earlier Greek elegists like Euphorion of Chalcis), the book shows that love elegy is the defining genre of Roman poetry.

Latin Love Elegy

Author: Robert Maltby
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
ISBN: 0865160619
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Poetry

This book offers a representative selection of the three main exponents of Latin love elegy: Propertius, Tibullus, and Ovid. A few elegiac poems by Catullus are included for purposes of comparison. The book includes a general introduction to the elegy, select bibliography, Latin text of twenty poems, and commentary to introduce each poem, notes, both grammatical and to aid literary analysis.

Ovid the Love Poems

Author: Ovid
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0192836331
Release Date: 1999-01-28
Genre: Poetry

Translations of Ovid's love poems.

The Roman Poetry of Love

Author: Efrossini Spentzou
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781472502155
Release Date: 2013-10-24
Genre: Poetry

The Roman Poetry of Love explores the formation of a key literary genre in a troubled historical and political setting. The short-lived genre of Latin love elegy produced spectacular, multi-faceted and often difficult poetry. Its proponents Catullus, Tibullus, Propertius and Ovid remain to this day some of the most influential poetic voices of Western civilisation. This accessible introduction combines aesthetic analysis with socio-political context to provide a concise but comprehensive portrait of the Roman elegy, its main participants and its cultural and political milieu. Focusing on a series of specific poems, the title portrays the development of the genre in the context of the Emperor Augustus' ascent to power, following recognizable threads through the texts to build an understanding of the relationship between this poetry and the increasingly totalising regime. Highlighting and examining the intense affectation of love in these poems, The Roman Poetry of Love explores the works not simply as an expression of a troubled male psychology, but also as a reflection of the overwhelming changes that swept through Rome and Italy in the transition from the late Republic to the Augustan Age.

The Arts of Love

Author: Duncan F. Kennedy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521407672
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: History

An examination of the love elegies of the Roman poets Tibullus, Propertius and Ovid.

The Cambridge Companion to Latin Love Elegy

Author: Thea S. Thorsen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107511743
Release Date: 2013-11-21
Genre: Literary Collections

Latin love elegy is one of the most important poetic genres in the Augustan era, also known as the golden age of Roman literature. This volume brings together leading scholars from Australia, Europe and North America to present and explore the Greek and Roman backdrop for Latin love elegy, the individual Latin love elegists (both the canonical and the non-canonical), their poems and influence on writers in later times. The book is designed as an accessible introduction for the general reader interested in Latin love elegy and the history of love and lament in Western literature, as well as a collection of critically stimulating essays for students and scholars of Latin poetry and of the classical tradition.

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy

Author: Barbara K. Gold
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118241431
Release Date: 2012-04-25
Genre: Literary Criticism

A Companion to Roman Love Elegy is the first comprehensive work dedicated solely to the study of love elegy. The genre is explored through 33 original essays thatoffer new and innovative approaches to specific elegists and the discipline as a whole. Contributors represent a range of established names and younger scholars, all of whom are respected experts in their fields Contains original, never before published essays, which are both accessible to a wide audience and offer a new approach to the love elegists and their work Includes 33 essays on the Roman elegists Catullus, Tibullus, Propertius, Sulpicia, and Ovid, as well as their Greek and Roman predecessors and later writers who were influenced by their work Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in Roman elegy from scholars who have used a variety of critical approaches to open up new avenues of understanding

Delia and Nemesis

Author: Tibullus
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761812261
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Literary Criticism

Delia and Nemesis - The Elegies of Albius Tibullus provides an introduction to the first-century Latin Poet, Albius Tibullus, whose charming poetry ranks among the most delicate and sophisticated verse produced in the Augustan age. The author presents the material so that readers unfamiliar with the Latin language and history can access it easily. The book introduces Tibullus and discusses his poetic sensibility and technique. Each of his sixteen elegies is treated in a separate chapter consisting of an introduction to provide the reader with the needed historical and mythological information, and a new verse translation. Literary commentaries discussing the structure of the elegies, the poet's literary strategies and suggested readings of the text follow each translation enabling the reader to obtain a full understanding and appreciation for his work.

Ovid and His Love Poetry

Author: Rebecca Armstrong
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472502469
Release Date: 2015-03-02
Genre: Poetry

Ovid devoted about half of his poetic career to the production of several collections of amatory verse, all composed in elegiac couplets. Indeed, his irrepressible interest in love, sex and elegiac poetry is one of the defining features of his entire output. Here Rebecca Armstrong offers a thematic examination of some important aspects of the Amores, Ars Amatoria and Remedia Amoris. Starting from an investigation of the narrator's self-creation and presentation of other characters within his amatory verse, she assesses the importance of mythical and contemporary reference, as well as the influence of the erotic on Ovid's later works. By looking at the Ars and Remedia alongside the Amores, the continuities and contradictions in the poet's elegiac outlook are revealed, and a complex picture is formed of the Ovidian world of love. Ovid's erotic works present the reader with a glimpse inside the minds of both poets and lovers, mediated through eyes which are frequently inclined to comedy and even cynicism, but always sharp, perceptive and above all fascinated by human behaviour.

Propertius in Love

Author: Sextus Propertius
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520935845
Release Date: 2002-06-03
Genre: Literary Criticism

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.