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Augustan Propertius

John Kevin Newman

Augustan Propertius

the recapitulation of a genre

by John Kevin Newman

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Published by G. Olms in Hildesheim, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Rome
    • Subjects:
    • Propertius, Sextus.,
    • Augustus, Emperor of Rome, 63 B.C.-14 A.D. -- Influence.,
    • Elegiac poetry, Latin -- History and criticism.,
    • Love poetry, Latin -- History and criticism.,
    • Literary form -- History -- To 1500.,
    • Rome -- In literature.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [535]-546) and index.

      StatementJohn Kevin Newman.
      SeriesSpudasmata,, Bd. 63
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPA6646 .N49 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 560 p. ;
      Number of Pages560
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL290214M
      ISBN 103487102986
      LC Control Number97194547

      This thesis offers a political reading of Propertius Propertius’ account of – Hercules’ arrival at the site of future Rome. Specifically, it argues that the ninth elegy in Propertius’ fourth book provides a critique of Augustan propaganda surrounding the Battle of Actium (31 BC), the ensuing triple triumph (29 BC) and Augustus’ later. PROPERTIUS WILLIAM R. NETHERCUT Untiversity of Georgia The third book of elegies by Propertius appeared about 23 B.C. The civil wars now past, Octavian had been hailed as "Augustus" and was moving ahead slowly to consolidate Rome's people. To this uncertain and yet more orderly period belong many expressions of caution in Latin literature.

      A commentary on Propertius, Book 3 by Sextus Propertius (Book) more. fewer. Most widely held works by Sextus Propertius Vincent Katz offers translations of all known poems by the Augustan poet Sextus Propertius, a contemporary of Ovid. The translations keep as closely as possible to the original syntax, as Propertius' willful. tators, who commonly throw all questions onto the axis of Augustan politics. Propertius' announcement, in his fourth book of elegies (, ), of a prevailing interest in aetiological elegy appears to sup- port that tactic, since book 4's aetiologies reflect upon Roman history and thus assess the mos maiorum toward which Augustus pushes.

      Buy Sextus Propertius: The Augustan Elegist First Edition. Hardback. Dust Jacket. by Francis Cairns (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.   Suetonius famously reports that Augustus boasted he “found Rome a city of brick and left it a city of marble”. In Propertius , the poet makes a reference to one such example, the mighty Temple of Apollo on the r, this could also be interpreted as a reference to divinity, as Augustus’ residence adjoined the fantastic structure.


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Sextus Propertius, greatest elegiac poet of ancient Rome. The first of his four books of elegies, published in 29 bce, is called Cynthia after its heroine (his mistress, whose real name was Hostia); it gained him entry into the literary circle centring on.

In BC Sextus Propertius composed at Rome four books of elegies which exhibit an unparalleled richness of themes, concepts and language. This book relates Propertius' elegies to his family and background in Assisi Augustan Propertius book to the patrons of his poetry - Tullus, 'Gallus', Maecenas and by:   Propertius' progress within the Roman poetic establishment depended on his patrons - Tullus, 'Gallus', Maecenas and Augustus.

Augustan Propertius book his poetry was influenced radically by his elegiac predecessor C. Cornelius Gallus, arguably also the 'Gallus' who jointly patronised Propertius' first book. Propertius' four books of love-elegies (c. BC) were produced during the heyday of Augustan literature.

His poetry has been noted by modern critics for its striking forms of expression, sometimes tortured syntax, sudden transitions and abstruse allusiveness. Much of this "difficulty", Hubbard argues, may stem as much from the many impenetrable corruptions in. N ot much is known about Propertius beyond what he says or implies about himself in the four books of elegies he wrote between roughly 30 BC (when he was probably in his mid to late twenties) and about 16 was born in Assisi and came from a wealthy Umbrian family which seems to have resisted Octavian – the future Emperor Augustus – in.

Born in Assisi about 50 BCE, Sextus Propertius moved as a young man to Rome, where he came into contact with a coterie of poets, including Virgil, Tibullus, Horace, and Ovid. Publication of his first book brought immediate recognition and the unwavering support of Maecenas, the influential patron of the Augustan poets.

Book I Love’s madness. Cynthia was the first, to my cost, to trap me with her eyes: I was untouched by love before then. Amor it was who lowered my gaze of endless disdain, and, feet planted, bowed my head, till he taught me, recklessly, to scorn pure girls and live without sense, and this madness has not left me for one whole year now, though I do attract divine hostility.

GODDESS, PROPERTIUS SETS THESE SPOILS BEFORE YOUR TEMPLE: HE WAS RECEIVED AS A LOVER FOR ONE WHOLE NIGHT. Now, mea lux, shall my ship preserved come to your shores, or sink, fully laden, in the shallows. For if you change towards me, perhaps through some fault of mine, let me lie down dying at your threshold.

Book II Joy in. 17 Indeed, it might be argued that Ovid's more explicit elaboration in Am. functions as a kind of commentary on Propertius 2. Like Propertius, Ovid self-consciously applies the comparison in a number of different ways: in ll.

4–8, the mistress plays the role of general, with the lover as her soldier; in 9–16 and 19–20, the mistress is the object of the lover's militia; in 17–18 and.

Propertius had personal reasons for his distance from the Augustan regime and maintained this distance even in the less personal third book. Yet Heyworth and Morwood’s distant Propertius is the mildest malcontent I’ve seen in recent scholarly literature. While Augustus in Propertius stands for Roman military power, Jupiter’s additional association with sex makes him a far more complex figure.

The erotic rivalry between Jupiter and Propertius throughout book 2, the lovesickness book, would devolve into even greater absurdity if Jupiter were metonymy for Augustus. Whether or not Augustus is on his way to becoming a “Jupiter.

Get this from a library. Sextus Propertius: the Augustan elegist. [Francis Cairns] -- In BC, Sextus Propertius composed at Rome four books of elegies which range from erotic to learned to political, and exhibit an unparalleled richness of themes, concepts and language.

This book. Augustan Propertius: The recapitulation of a genre. Spudasmata Hildesheim, Germany: G. Olms. E-mail Citation» A highly original, large-scale interpretation with due regard to the broad range of Propertius’s poetical aims in comparison with his Greek models.

Reitzenstein, R. Wirklichkeitsbild und Gefühlsentwicklung bei Properz. This book fills that gap, exploring the god's manifestations in the five major Augustan poets (Virgil, Horace, Tibullus, Propertius, and Ovid).

It provides a fascinating window on a transformative period of history, as well as a comprehensive view of the poets' individual personalities and shifting concerns. This thesis offers a political reading of Propertius – Propertius’ account of Hercules’ arrival at the site of future Rome.

Specifically, it argues that the ninth elegy in Propertius’ fourth book provides a critique of Augustan propaganda surrounding the Battle of Actium (31 BC), the ensuing triple triumph (29 BC) and Augustus’ later attempts at social, moral and poetic.

Propertius’ fourth book is a spectacular, and bewildering, creation, unlike anything else in Augustan poetry. The reader encounters a dazzling series of poems sensationally diverse in subject and speakers; the diversity is Brand: Cambridge University Press.

Propertius engages in standard elegiac themes of love, heartbreak, adultery, and poetry as an escape from the Augustan regime. The first book likely comprised a separate work entirely called the Monobiblos, the success of which led to Propertius joining the literary circle around Maecenas and three more books of elegies.

Augustan Age, one of the most illustrious periods in Latin literary history, from approximately 43 bc to ad 18; together with the preceding Ciceronian period (q.v.), it forms the Golden Age (q.v.) of Latin by civil peace and prosperity, the age reached its highest literary expression in poetry, a polished and sophisticated verse generally addressed to a patron or to.

Propertius' surviving work comprises four books of Elegies. He was friends with the poets Gallus and Virgil, and had with them as his patron Maecenas, and through Maecenas, the emperor Sextus Aurelius Propertius was a Latin elegiac poet who was born around 50–45 BCE in Mevania (though other cities of Umbria also claim this dignity—Hespillus 4/5(18).

Propertius spends most of the rest of book two alternatively praising his mistress' charm and beauty, and vilifying her for a broken heart. Nonetheless, in the tenth elegy he writes a seemingly patriotic ode to Augustus' planned Parthian expedition.

Published c. 22 BC, book. Excerpt from Propertius: A Modern Lover in the Augustan Age The poet was a native of Assisi, and the last scion of a long line of Umbrian mountaineers. He tells us expressly that they had never attained any high official distinction in Rome. It is clear, however, that he was a Roman Knight and that his people were of considerable importance in Author: Kirby Flower Smith.

The major surviving Augustan Age literature is mostly from poets, with the exception of prose writer Livy. These Augustan Age poets had an advantage over most writers: wealthy patrons who afforded them the leisure to write -- and read, since according to Suetonius, there was, then, a library to read from.Augustan Ideology, Propaganda, and Poetry.

We can see a direct contact between Virgil, Horace and possibly Propertius and the Augustan regime through Maecenas, Augustus’ close friend, who acted as the link between the wishes of the patron and the creative work is .