The Amatory Elegies of Johannes Secundus

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BRILL, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 214 pages
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This volume contains the first translation into English of all the major love poetry of the Renaissance neo-Latin poet Johannes Secundus and the first detailed critical appreciation of the first two books of his Elegies and the Elegiae Sollemnes. The book consists of an introduction (on the poet's life and works, characters in and dating of the amatory elegies, literary background etc.), facing Latin text and English translation of the Elegies, brief explanatory notes and full essays of appreciation, an appendix with a translation into English of the "Basia" and "Epithalamium," and an index. This work contains extensive amounts of valuable information about Secundus' models, wit, style, sound, diction, placement, structure, manipulation of characters and themes, generic innovation etc. and facilitates a complete reappraisal of this major Renaissance love poet.

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loannis Secundi Hagiensis Elegiarum liber primus
Elegiac Sollemnes Tres
Jo Secundi Hagiens Elegiarum liber secundus
Notes and Essays 87

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Paul Murgatroyd, Ph.D., London University, is Professor of Classics at McMaster University. He has published extensively on love poetry and Latin literature. Three of his books are commentaries on Latin elegy, and two consist of translations and original compositions in Latin verse.

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