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Lançamento de uma nova edição de Propércio

Na esteira da reedição de Sexto Propércio elaborada pela Harvard University Press (G.P. Gold) em 1990, a Oxford University Press lança a sua nova, que vem a substituir o fundamental trabalho de E.A. Barber (1953).

Sexti Properti Elegi
Edited by S. J. Heyworth

Price: £18.50 (hardback)

ISBN-13: 978-0-19-814674-2

Publication date: 13 December 2007

240 pages, 186x123 mm

Series: Oxford Classical Texts

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Description Presents a thoroughly readable text, prepared in the light of the most recent research Enables full understanding of the manuscript tradition for the first time Preface in English reflects on how the text should be edited and read, so making the practice of textual criticism accessible 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. The treatment of their love is tender and at times delightfully macabre, in pursuing their love beyond the grave. This is a text read by virtually all students of Classical Latin, and it is now available in a radical new edition, more readable and based on the latest research into the manuscript tradition. This is fully explained in the English preface, which also contains important comments on the way texts are edited and read. Some significant emendations discovered in the papers of A. E. Housman are published here for the first time.

Readership: Scholars and students of classics, especially of Latin poetry.
Authors, editors, and contributors

Edited by S. J. Heyworth, Bowra Fellow and Tutor in Classics, Wadham College, Oxford

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