Author: Sextus Propertius
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198146742
Release Date: 2007-12-13
Genre: Literary Collections

A radical new edition of the Augustan poet Propertius, based on the latest research into the manuscript tradition. The English preface contains important comments on the way texts are edited and read. Some important emendations discovered in the papers of A. E. Housman are published here for the first time.


Author: S. J. Heyworth
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191527920
Release Date: 2007-11-22
Genre: Poetry

Propertius is a poet of the Augustan period, a successor of the great Hellenistic elegiac poets Callimachus and Philitas, and a precursor of Ovid. His account of his fictionalized affair with his beloved alter ego Cynthia is the purest expression of the spirit of love elegy, setting them as a pair against war, epic, and (apparently) Augustus himself. This is an author read by virtually all students of Classical Latin. Cynthia provides a lucid attempt to understand and correct the many difficulties in the transmitted text. It consists of a commentary on the whole corpus, together with a prose translation (including alternative versions of ambiguous phrasing). In its clear exposition of technical problems, the book will serve as an introduction to Latin textual criticism in the modern age, and to elegiac poetic style.

A E Housman

Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781472521088
Release Date: 2013-11-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A.E. Housman (1859-1936) was a man of many apparent contradictions, most of which remain unresolved 150 years after his birth. At once a deeply emotive lyric poet and a precise and dedicated classical scholar, he achieved fame in both of these diverse disciplines. Although his poetic legacy has received much scholarly analysis, and yet more attention has been devoted to reconstructing his private life, no previous work has focused on Housman the classical scholar; yet it is upon scholarship that Housman most wished to leave his mark. This timely collection of papers by leading scholars reassesses the breadth and significance of Housman's contribution to classical scholarship in both his published and unpublished writings, and discusses how his mantle has been passed on to later generations of classicists.

Juvenal Satires

Author: Juvenal
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521356679
Release Date: 1996-03-07
Genre: History

This volume presents a new commentary on the first book of satires of the Roman satirist Juvenal. In the Introduction Braund situates Juvenal within the genre of satire and demonstrates his originality in creating an angry character who declaims in the "grand style." The Commentary illuminates the content and style of Satires 1-5. The essays on each of the poems together with the overview of Book I in the Introduction present the first integrated reading of these Satires as an organic structure.

Texts Editors and Readers

Author: Richard Tarrant
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521766579
Release Date: 2016-03-03
Genre: History

A critical reassessment of the methods of Latin textual criticism and editing, in a form accessible to non-specialists.

A Commentary on Propertius

Author: S. J. Heyworth
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780199571482
Release Date: 2010-11-25
Genre: Literary Criticism

An edition of the most wide-ranging and entertaining of the books of the Latin love poet Propertius. A lucid and informative introduction sets the scene, and the notes, as well as offering a detailed and stimulating commentary, give a substantial amount of linguistic help to ensure that the poems are approachable.

Herodoti Historiae

Author: Herodotus
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199560707
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Greece

In this new edition of Herodotus' Histories, Nigel Wilson has revised the original Oxford Classical Text by the Danish scholar C. Hude, published in 1906 and last revised in 1927. As well as incorporating much of the valuable work on the text that has been conducted since the original edition, in particular that of J. Enoch Powell and Paul Maas, Wilson has taken into account new readings from over 80 papyri. In addition, clarity in the apparatus criticus has been improved by the collation of two previously neglected medieval manuscripts, which belong to the so-called Roman family. A number of passages remain puzzling, and Wilson proposes new solutions and provides plausible emendations wherever possible. The editor has also written a commentary volume, Herodotea, to accompany this edition, in which he explains many of the editorial decisions he made while revising this key classical text.

The Poems

Author: Sextus Propertius
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 080613643X
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Flamboyant and passionate, the love poems of Propertius are among the most beautiful to have been written in any language. In this eloquent and consistently faithful translation, W. G. Shepherd does full justice to the work of this remarkable Latin poet. Born about 48 B.C. in Umbria, Sextus Propertius was one of a group of poets influenced by Greek Alexandrian mannerism who developed the genre of Roman love elegy. Through shifting moods of ecstasy and frustration, his early works celebrate his obsessive love for his mistress, Cynthia. All his work is distinguished by strong visual imagery, richness of language, and an intensely personal style.

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.

De Rerum Natura

Author: Titus Lucretius Carus
Publisher: Andesite Press
ISBN: 1296842223
Release Date: 2015-08-13

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Classical Literary Careers and their Reception

Author: Philip Hardie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139493017
Release Date: 2010-10-14
Genre: History

This is a wide-ranging collection of essays on ancient Roman literary careers and their reception in later European literature, with contributions by leading experts. Starting from the three major Roman models for constructing a literary career - Virgil (the rota Vergiliana), Horace and Ovid - the volume then looks at alternative and counter-models in antiquity: Propertius, Juvenal, Cicero and Pliny. A range of post-antique responses to the ancient patterns is examined, from Dante to Wordsworth, and including Petrarch, Shakespeare, Milton, Marvell, Dryden and Goethe. These chapters pose the question of the continuing relevance of ancient career models as ideas of authorship change over the centuries, leading to varying engagements and disengagements with classical literary careers. The volume also considers other ways of concluding or extending a literary career, such as bookburning and figurative metempsychosis.

Voltaire a Very Short Introduction

Author: Nicholas Cronk
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199688357
Release Date: 2017-02-23
Genre: History

Voltaire (1694-1778), best remembered as the author of Candide, is one of the central actors -- arguably the defining personality -- of the European Enlightenment. In this Very Short Introduction, Nicholas Cronk explores Voltaire's remarkable career and demonstrates how his thinking is pivotal to our notion and understanding of the Enlightenment. In a fresh and modern examination of his writings, Cronk examines the nature of Voltaire's literary celebrity, demonstrating the extent to which his work was reactive and practical, and therefore made sense within the broader context of the debates to which he responded. The most famous living author in Europe in the 18th century, Cronk emphasizes Voltaire's skills of "performance" as a writer and his continued relevance today. He concludes by looking not only at Voltaire's impact in literature and philosophy, but also his influence on French political values and modern French politics. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Author: A.M. Keith
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780715634530
Release Date: 2008-11-10
Genre: Literary Collections

Explores Propertius' elegiac poetry in the context of early imperial Roman society. Examining a variety of themes associated with both Propertian poetics and the poet's social context within the early Augustan principate, this work offers an overview of Propertius' achievement in his four books of elegies.

The Roman Elegiac Poets

Author: Karl Pomeroy Harrington
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
ISBN: 1898855854
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Poetry

A classic college textbook containing a judicious selection from the whole field of Roman elegy, with introductory matter and English commentary. It helps the student obtain a general acquaintance with Roman elegiac poetry, and features the writings of Catullus, Tibullus, Propertius and Ovid.