Propertius: A Critical Introduction

Front Cover
Cambridge University Press, Jun 10, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 192 pages
0 Reviews
When this book was first published in 1976, the works of Propertius were becoming increasingly fashionable. Professor Sullivan proposes what was, at the time of publication, a new view on Propertius' poetic development and his place in the social political and literary circles of the day. His was an important re-evaluation. It finally banished the picture of Propertius, put forward before his celebration in the work of Ezra Pound and Robert Lowell, as a simple romantic, apprehended dimly through poor texts and an obscure vocabulary. We are shown instead a more complex, but a more credible and interesting poet. All quotations are in both Latin and English, and the book is intended for the general literary reader as much as for the classical student.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

PROPERTIUS LIFE
1
Literary life in Rome
8
Poetic materials
31
Later life
45
THE POLITICS OF ELEGY
54
CYNTHIA PRIMA FUIT
76
Preliminary considerations
107
Defences and counterattacks
121
Aetiology and the problem of Book 4
134
Leptotes and logopoeia
147
Select Bibliography
161
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information