The passionate and dramatic elegies of Propertius received him a name as considered one of Rome's most interesting love poets. the following he portrays the interesting, asymmetric process his love affair with Cynthia and tells us a lot approximately his contemporaries and the society during which he lives, whereas in later poems he turns to mythological topics and the legends of early Rome. during this re-creation of Propertius, G. P. Goold solves a few longstanding questions of interpretation and offers us a loyal and fashionable prose translation. His explanatory notes and glossary/index provide regular counsel and a wealth of information.
Born in Assisi approximately 50 BCE, Sextus Propertius moved as a tender guy to Rome, the place he got here into touch with a coterie of poets, together with Virgil, Tibullus, Horace, and Ovid. book of his first publication introduced instant attractiveness and the unwavering help of Maecenas, the influential buyer of the Augustan poets. He died possibly in his mid-thirties, leaving us 4 books of elegies that experience attracted admirers through the ages.
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Quantus in exiguo tempore fugit amor ! nunc jn'imum longas solus cognoscere noctes et meis auribus esse gravis, cogor ipse qui potuit praesenti flere puellae felix, non aut si ; gaudet Amor lacriniis despectus potuit mutare calores, nihil aspersis : sunt quoque translato gaudia servitio, mi neque amare aliam neque ab hac desciscere^ Cynthia prima 32 fuit, Cynthia 1 num r: non NAF. - desciscere i^einsws ; fas est finis erit. desistere i^" ; dissistere ^iV. : 20 THE ELEGIES OF PROPERTIUS BOOK do thou with I speed leave the lewd life of Baiae ; to many a loving pair shall those shores bring severance, shores that liave aye proved ill for modest maids.
20 THE ELEGIES OF PROPERTIUS BOOK I XIII Thou, Gallus, as thou oft art wont, wilt rejoice at my misfortunes, because my love has been snatched from me and I am left lonely and forlorn. But, faithless May never friend, I will never imitate thy taunts. Even now fair one have the heart to play thee false. while thy fame for the loves thou hast beguiled increases ever, and self-possessed thou cleavest ne'er long to one passion, even now late in time thou beginnest to pale with woe, love-frenzied for one girl, and to retire baffled at the first step of thy advance.
Not only have I learnt to say naught of sorrows there is in me something yet better than your ; and unbar a I can join parted lovers, loyal secrecy. I too can heal another's mistress' reluctant doors ; fresh-smarting griefs not slight is the remedy my words can bring. Cynthia has ever taught me what things each lover should seek, and what should shun. Love has wrought something for me. 21 See that thou seek not to resist thy mistress when she frowns, nor to speak proudly nor be silent refuse long nor, should she ask thee aught, do thou it with frowning brow, nor let words of kindness fall on thy ears in vain.