Propertius: Elegies

Propertius: Elegies - Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

Propertius' fourth book is his most challenging and innovative. It disrupts genre; dislocates time and order; and meditates on gender, perception and history. A sort of postmodernism combines with narrative and structural verve, incisively physical writing and a gallery of colourful characters. This edition makes a demanding and rewarding text more accessible and more intelligible. The text is new; help and fresh ideas are offered on the text and meaning of words. A wide range of literary, inscriptional and archaeological material is used to illuminate this many-sided poetry. Much more space is given than in previous editions to literary interpretation and historical contextualization, in the light of modern work. The book is approached as a dynamic sequence of poems rather than a collection. The edition should be valuable to both students and scholars.

Book information

ISBN: 9780521525619
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 874.01
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 374g
Height: 148mm
Width: 215mm
Spine width: 18mm