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Cynthia: A Companion to the Text of Propertius (S J Heyworth) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 2007) 9780199567829
Cynthia: A Companion to the Text of Propertius (S J Heyworth) Paperback Book, (Oxford University Press, 2007) 9780199567829
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Title: Cynthia: A Companion to the Text of Propertius

Author: Heyworth, S J

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2007

Paperback; ISBN: 9780199567829

Volumes: 1; Pages: 664

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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.
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