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Propertius

The Complete Elegies of Sextus Propertius

€ 35.59



Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Acknowledgments xiii
Preserving the Metaphor: Translating Propertius xv
Vincent Katz
BOOK ONE
``Cynthia was the first. She caught me with her eyes``
3(4)
``nude Love doesn`t love artifice in beauty``
7(4)
``although a pair commanded me, gripped with lust``
11(4)
``Cynthia is tried by no curse more gravely / than when grace abandons her``
15(4)
``she comes with a price``
19(4)
``I wasn`t born to praise or fighting``
23(4)
``This is how my life`s used up``
27(2)
``Can your tender feet brave the frosts?``
29(2)
``Rare Cynthia is mine!``
31(2)
``I told you how love would be, and you laughed``
33(4)
``not light is the medicine in my words``
37(4)
``in the Bay of Naples no love is safe``
41(4)
``Cynthia was the first, Cynthia will be the last``
45(2)
``She will be punishment for the despised pain of all of them``
47(4)
``I`ll despise Alcinous` gifts``
51(2)
``be whatever you want, just not alien``
53(4)
``Once I was opened to great triumphs``
57(4)
``God damn him! who first prepared ship and sail``
61(4)
``let the rocks be full of your name``
65(4)
``There, whatever I`ll be, I`ll always be called your image``
69(2)
``You`ve been warned, Gallus: protect your love``
71(4)
``Gallus . . . / tried to escape unknown hands---but was not able``
75(2)
``What class I am and from where``
77(4)
BOOK TWO
``The girl alone erects my genius``
81(6)
``Love got the better of me``
87(2)
``You are the first Roman girl to recline at Jove`s table``
89(6)
``Let him like boys, if he will be my friend``
95(2)
``this verse, Cynthia, will be your pallor``
97(4)
``A wife never, never will a friend lead me astray``
101(4)
``conquered nations are worth nothing in love``
105(2)
``Are you going to die then, Propertius, still so young?``
107(4)
``My blood will be your greatest triumph``
111(4)
``I . . . / would not shrink from death, as long as you too die``
115(2)
``it`s time to refresh Helicon with other choruses``
117(4)
``Let others write about you, or you will be unknown``
121(2)
``He was the first to see that lovers live without logic``
123(2)
``may it please me to have recited in the arms of an educated girl``
125(2)
``My procession will be grand enough if it contains my three chapbooks``
127(4)
``one more night like that, and I`ll be immortal``
131(4)
``With such varied embrace we exchange positions!``
135(6)
``Can just anyone purchase love with gifts?``
141(6)
``Nothing on earth is harder than the life of the lover``
147(2)
``If you`ve seen something, always deny you`ve seen it!``
149(2)
``Aurora did not despise Tithonus` aging``
151(2)
``Have you gone nuts? You imitate the painted Britons?``
153(2)
``without me you`ll experience only bleak fields``
155(4)
``I desist not easily, nor rashly do I begin``
159(4)
``that pretty boyfriend of yours has a wife!``
163(2)
``Everywhere I go, I get lucky``
165(4)
``If you`re tough, say no: if not, come on!``
169(2)
``To hell with them who keep their portals shut!``
171(2)
``it should be no wonder to you I seek out cheap girls``
173(2)
``the kind of cheap gifts that glitter on the Via Sacra``
175(2)
``Just now you were praising me and reading my poems``
177(4)
``that beauty will become, through my books, the most famous``
181(4)
``I saw you in a dream, my love, in a shipwreck``
185(2)
``I hope she never says, `Poet, get out of my bed``
187(2)
``A single plank will be enough to hold two lovers``
189(4)
``Our head again tossed into the tumult, we moan``
193(2)
``A big mouth and beauty brought you to this``
195(4)
``The twisted rhombuses and their magic incantation have failed``
199(2)
``Neither beauty nor fortune is permanent``
201(2)
``a band of little boys . . . suddenly appeared``
203(2)
``from that moment on, I haven`t had a happy night``
205(2)
``even though you may sin, he is a forgiving god``
207(2)
``Can it be wrong to live for one woman, contented?``
209(2)
``Phoebus` golden / portico was opened by mighty Caesar``
211(2)
``Whoever sees, sins``
213(6)
``Already the dreary ritual returns``
219(2)
``Languid, you drink: midnight can`t break you``
221(2)
``Why would anyone entrust their mistress` beauty to Love?``
223(10)
BOOK THREE
``Let the verse be finished with light pumice``
233(4)
``These poems will be so many monuments to your beauty``
237(2)
``I had put my little mouth to this gushing source``
239(4)
``The god Caesar plans war against the luxurious Indians``
243(2)
``Love is a god of Peace``
245(4)
``Tell me what you really know about my girl``
249(4)
``Money, you are the cause of life`s problems!``
253(6)
``It`s not real passion that you don`t turn to reproaches``
259(4)
``Be happy, since no girl`s as pretty``
263(2)
``Huge sails don`t fit my raft``
265(6)
``May the day pass without clouds, may winds stand in the air``
271(4)
``Why do you wonder if a woman perverts my life``
275(6)
``may all you greedy bastards perish``
281(4)
``You ask why a night with gluttonous girls costs so much``
285(6)
``We marvel, Sparta, at the rules of your wrestling school``
291(4)
``she knowingly moistened my raw spirit``
295(4)
``Middle of the night, and a letter comes from my mistress``
299(4)
``give me calm, father, and favorable sails``
303(4)
``hateful Baiae . . . / what hostile god stands in your water?``
307(4)
``Our lust is often tossed in my face by you``
311(4)
``A stiff who could trade his girl for profit!``
315(4)
``I am forced to make the Great Tour to learned Athens``
319(4)
``Here, Anio, you flow through Tibur, Clitumnus near the Umbrian / path``
323(4)
``It seems my clever tablets have disappeared``
327(2)
``Your confidence in your beauty is unfounded, woman``
329(2)
``I was a joke at dinner parties among the set tables``
331(4)
BOOK FOUR
``Rites and holy days I`ll sing, and ancient names of places``
335(14)
``learn the origins of the god Vertumnus``
349(6)
``I cover the chapels with flowers, I fill the crossroads with vervain``
355(6)
``a lofty dowry comes to you---Rome betrayed``
361(8)
``Should she will it, loadstone will lose its power to attract iron``
369(8)
``Muse, we will tell of the temple of Palatine Apollo``
377(8)
``Spirits do exist. Death doesn`t end it all``
385(8)
``Learn what scandalized the well-watered Esquiline last night``
393(8)
``The Amphitryonid had driven the oxen through / a tempest``
401(6)
``Now I begin, revealing the stories of Jove Feretrius``
407(4)
``I lived distinguished between the two torches``
411(8)
Notes 419(32)
Index of First Lines 451(4)
General Index 455
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Paperback / softback
467 pagina's
Januari 2004
717 gram
235 x 159 x 32 mm
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