Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 2001

208 Pages

ISBN: 9780856687297

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Book I

Edited and Translated by Robert J. Baker

Liverpool University Press

Aris and Phillips Classical Texts

What was it like to be in love in Rome? Th 22 poems of Sextus Propertius' first book of elegies (publisehed in 28 B.C.) offer an answer. Defiantly un-Roman in his devotion to love for his Cynthia and to his art, Propertius writes with a strangely modern voice - passionate, wry, self-scrutinising and ironic.