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Propertius, notwithstanding his works are small in quantity, is without doubt one of the premier poets of the Augustan age, and his writing has a undeniable entice smooth tastes (witness the admiration of Ezra Pound). ebook I is mainly appropriate for the reader short of a consultant collection of Propertius' poetry. It stands by itself, having seemed within the first position as a separate assortment; it displays a special section of the poet's job (and of his emotional development); and it's the ebook which made his acceptance. This variation is designed for the pocket of the collage scholar, however it may still discover a wider viewers between classicists of every age. The advent presents the mandatory old and demanding historical past and relates ebook I to the remainder of the elegies; the notes are important and to the purpose; and the textual content has an affordable minimal of equipment. There are not any sleek versions of this measurement and scope.

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