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: 9781472521071
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reassesses the breadth and significance of Housman's contribution to classical scholarship in both his published and unpublished writings, and discusses how his mantle has been passed on to later generations of classicists.

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.


Author: Nigel Guy Wilson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199282999
Release Date: 2007-12-13
Genre: Literary Collections

A companion to the new OCT of Aristophanes. After a brief introduction giving a sketch of the textual transmission of the plays, the editor discusses a large number of passages which present textual or other difficulties.

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.

De rerum natura

Author: Titus Lucretius Carus
ISBN: BSB:BSB10872040
Release Date: 1647

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.

Dialogues and Essays

Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199552405
Release Date: 2008-09-11
Genre: Literary Collections

Stoic philosopher and tutor to the young emperor Nero, Seneca wrote moral essays - exercises in practical philosophy - on how to live in a troubled world. Strikingly applicable today, his thoughts on happiness and other subjects are here combined in a clear, modern translation with an introduction on Seneca's life and philosophy.

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.

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.

P Papini Stati Papini Stati Silvae

Author: Publius Papinius Statius
Publisher: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 0198146833
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Literary Criticism

The Silvae have been preserved in one very corrupt fifteenth-century manuscript. For this edition Professor Courtney has surveyed the scholarly literature on the Silvae in its entirety, and has produced a readable text that does not ignore any of the difficulties.