Poems

Poems

The Poetry Book Society Autumn 2018 Recommended Translation.

Asked to name the great Latin love poets, today’s reader is likely to offer Catullus, Ovid, Virgil, Horace. Propertius, a successor of the first and influential peer to the others, has not been blessed by posterity. Yet at their best his poems match any of the period. They are poems of love, of desire, of insecurity and obsession: of struggle, too, as they resist the Augustan Empire’s attempts to turn… (more)

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Publisher: Carcanet Classics (September 27, 2018)

Page count: 256 pages

Language: English


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