Cynthia: A Companion to the Text of Propertius (Hardback)
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Cynthia: A Companion to the Text of Propertius (Hardback)

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Hardback 664 Pages / Published: 22/11/2007
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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.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199228706
Number of pages: 664
Weight: 1129 g
Dimensions: 240 x 165 x 40 mm


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Heyworth has had the courage and conviction to offer us, in spite of everything, not only a reader friendly edition, but also a Herculean commentary... which represent a great step forward in clarifying both the Propertian recensio and emendato and we must therefore be profoundly grateful to him for having devoted so many years of study to the great poet of Assisi. We will be forever in his debt for his work, which deserves my fullest praise and respect. * Antonio Rami, Bryn Mawr Classical Review *
this book is a monument of scholarship which ranks Heyworth not only among the leading experts on Augustan poetry but at the same time shows him as one of the most ingenious and sober textual critics of the last couple of decades * Theodora Chrysostomou, *
Cynthia is an important contribution to scholarship and will be a useful resource * Richard Thomas, Times Literary Supplement *
The young but growing field of everyday aesthetics is blessed with the recent publication of Yuriko Saito's book by the same name... Everyday Aesthetics is a well-argued and ground-breaking piece of philosophy which has much to say about issues in contemporary philosophy of art and design theory while also helping to form a new sub-discipline within aesthetics. It also has the advantage of being immensely readable. * Tom Leddy, Notre Dame Philosophical Review *

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