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The Love Elegies

By Sextus Aurelius Propertius

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Book Id: WPLBN0000659271
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: The Love Elegies  
Author: Sextus Aurelius Propertius
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature, Poetry
Collections: Tony Kline Collection
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Publisher: Tony Kline

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Propertius, S. A., & A.S. Klin, T. B. (n.d.). The Love Elegies. Retrieved from http://netlibrary.biz/


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Classic Literature

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Excerpt: Cynthia was the first, to my cost, to trap me with her eyes: I was untouched by love before then. It was Amor 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 now this madness has not left me for one whole year, though I do attract divine hostility.

Table of Contents
Contents of Ons Book I.1:1-38 Love’s madness..........................................6 Book I.2:1-32 Love goes naked ........................................8 Book I.3:1-46 After a night’s drinking............................11 Book I.4:1-28 Constancy in Love ...................................14 Book I.5:1-32 Admonishment to Gallus .........................16 Book I.6:1-36 Love’s bonds............................................18 Book I.7:1-26 In praise of Love Poetry...........................21 Book I.8:1-26 Cynthia’s journey.....................................22 Book I.8A:27-46 Cynthia’s journey abandoned..............24 Book I.9:1-34 Ponticus struck down by Love.................26 Book I.10:1-30 Educating Gallus....................................28 Book I.11:1-30 Cynthia at Baiae.....................................30 Book I.12:1-20 Faithfulness in separation.......................32 Book I.13:1-36 He predicts Gallus’s fate........................34 Book I.14:1-24 Love’s Delight .......................................36 Book I.15:1-42 Cynthia’s infidelities..............................38 Book I.16:1-48 Cynthia’s threshold speaks.....................41 Book I.17:1-28. He goes on a journey.............................45 Book I.18:1-32 Alone amongst Nature ...........................47 Book I.19:1-26 Death and transience..............................49 Book I:20:1-52 The story of Hylas: a warning to Gallus 51 Book I.21:1-10 Gallus speaks his own epitaph ...............55 Book I.22:1-10 Propertius’s place of origin....................56

 

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