Cynthiam adamavit Propertius
quam secundam post Helenam canit.
When that happens in a work such as Edward FitzGerald's Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam or Ezra Pound's Homage to Sextus Propertius
, the reader feels the shiver of authenticity.
Drawing heavily on Ovid, it also echoes Propertius
, Tibullus, Virgil, Martial, Horace, Juvenal, and even Petronius.
Yet she also acknowledges that Propertius
creates spaces of uneasiness around gender, where marginalized voices appear to be trying to speak and to speak against the text: "He destabilises the traditional roles and qualities assigned to women by casting both Cynthia and himself in many different and conflicting roles and by problematizing his representation of her" (2007, 66).
I learned to write from authors like Callimachus and Meleager, including the Roman elegists (Catullus and Propertius
, but less so Tibullus), and the indispensable Martial and Ausonius.
, Tibullus and Ovid: A Selection of Love Poetry
He loved the poetry of Propertius
, but devoted his life to the dry-as-dust text of Manilius.
The Roman poet Propertius
further developed and transformed Theocritus' metapoetical allegory by turning Heracles into an elegiac lover in pursuit of an unattainable object of affection.
See also DeForest on Latin in the Austen household and Jane Austen's acquaintance with Propertius
and use of the Roman recusatio.
59, 341pp) by academician author of numerous pedagogical materials Marianthe Colakis is comprised of selections from Catullus, Cicero, Livy, Ovid, Propertius
, Tibullus, and Vergil.
If trouble came in the middle of the night, a public-spirited or curious citizen went outside to see what was happening, as when Propertius
had a row with Cynthia (4.
poet Sextus Propertius
, was reconfigured by Elena Shvarts as an ancient