An edition of the most wide-ranging and entertaining of the books of the Latin love poet Propertius. A lucid and informative introduction sets the scene, and the notes, as well as offering a detailed and stimulating commentary, give a substantial amount of linguistic help to ensure that the poems are approachable.
This book contains Latin text, with translations and literary commentary, on seventeen poems by Catullus, Propertius, Tibullus and Ovid. The selection has been chosen to represent each author's qualities and to encourage comparison and contrast between them. Guy Lee's translations, in English verse, reveal the poets' distinctive approaches: the stark intensity of Catullus; the challenging complexity of Propertius; and the witty, provocative, worldly poetry of Ovid. Joan Booth provides her own versions of the deceptively simple Tibullus and a running commentary on all the poems, which sets out to explain, suggest and question, ultimately prompting readers to their own informed critical judgements. The book is recommended for all those interested in Roman literature, whether reading love elegy in the original Latin or in English.
This edition of the first book of Ovid's "Amores" was first published in 1973 by OUP. It has been kept in print by BCP because it remains an outstandlingly useful volume. It was one of two editions (the other being Gordon Williams' "Horace 'Odes' III", 1969) in which OUP pioneered a new kind of continuous running commentary particularly suited to short poems, one 'likely to be more illuminating than a series of disconnected notes on isolated problems, which may contribute little to the total understanding of the poem as the poet conceived it'. This approach was intended to promote in sixth-formers and undergraduates not just an understanding of the Latin but a critical appreciation of literary quality. In this aim, the edition has been a continued success.
Catullus, who lived from about 84 to 54 BC, was one of ancient Rome's most gifted, versatile and passionate poets. Living at a time of radical social change at the end of the Roman Republic, he belonged to a group of young poets who embraced Hellenistic forms to forge a new literary style, the so-called 'neoterics'. This comprehensive edition includes the complete, unabridged and unbowdlerised poems and is the definitive student edition of Catullus' work. The extensive introduction covers topics including the role of Catullus' literary paramour Lesbia, the few biographical certainties known about Catullus' life and other figures from the contemporary political scene. In addition to this, there is a brief overview of the poems' textual history, discussion of Catullus' style across the collection and linguistic discussions of morphology, vocabulary, syntax and metre. The commentary notes include individual introductions and bibliographies to each poem, as well as line by line notes which translate difficult phrases and gloss obscure words. In addition to this, more detailed explanations of poetic, structural and contextual points are also provided.
These ardent, even obsessed, poems about erotic passion are among the brightest jewels in the crown of Latin literature. Written by Propertius, Rome's greatest poet of love, who was born around 50 b.c., a contemporary of Ovid, these elegies tell of Propertius' tormented relationship with a woman he calls "Cynthia." Their connection was sometimes blissful, more often agonizing, but as the poet came to recognize, it went beyond pride or shame to become the defining event of his life. Whether or not it was Propertius' explicit intention, these elegies extend our ideas of desire, and of the human condition itself.
Propertius' fourth book is his most challenging and innovative. A wide range of literary, inscriptional and archaeological material is used to illuminate this many-sided poetry. The edition should be valuable to both students and scholars.
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Book 1 and Selections from Books 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, and 12
Author: Barbara Weiden Boyd
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Category: Literary Collections
This well annotated Latin text combines four Aeneid texts previously offered by Bolchazy-Carducci and new content into one user-friendly volume. Containing 2596 lines this text makes the perfect introduction to Vergil’s Aeneid for college students or advanced high school classes. Offering all of Book 1 and selections from books 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, and 12, this edition lets students experience the full scope of the Aeneid. The text contains scholarly and grammatical notes, well-organized vocabulary, and appendices. Special Features Introduction to Vergil Pharr-style facing notes and vocabulary A pull-out vocabulary for high-frequency words Timeline Glossary Appendices on Meter and Figures of Speed Contains: 1.1–756 • 2.1–56; 199–297; 469–620; 735–805 • 4.1–449; 642–705 • 6.1–211; 295–332; 384–425; 450–476; 847–901 • 8.608–731 • 10.420–509 • 11.498–596; 664–835 • 12.791–842; 887–952 Online Grammatical Appendix Map of Aeneas’s travels
Social and Professional Issues of the Information Age
Author: Andrew A. Adams,Rachel McCrindle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Computing technology is constantly evolving and changing, developing and consolidating its position as a vital component of our lives. It no longer plays a minor part in society – it is embedded in, and affects, all aspects of life, from education to healthcare to war. Dealing with the implications of this is a major challenge, and one that can impact upon us, both personally and professionally. As a consequence, it is vital that all in the computing industry make wise decisions regarding their conduct. Using case studies and discussion topics drawn from entertaining real world examples, Pandora’s Box examines the background of a wide range of vital contemporary issues, encouraging readers to examine the social, legal and ethical challenges they will face in their own careers. Written in an engaging style and packed with international examples, this book addresses topics which have come to the forefront of public consciousness in recent years, such as online crime, piracy and peer to peer file sharing. Comprehensive coverage is provided of digital entertainment, censorship and privacy issues, presenting a rich source of context in which to consider ethical matters. Suitable for students on computer science degree programmes, as well as those taking IT related modules on other courses which consider the impact of technology on 21st century living, Pandora’s Box is an essential read and a unique and timely textbook.
The punishment of Prometheus as a consequence of the theft is a major theme of his mythology, and is a popular subject of both ancient and modern art. Zeus, king of the Olympian gods, sentenced the Titan to eternal torment for his transgression. The immortal Prometheus was bound to a rock, where each day an eagle, the emblem of Zeus, was sent to feed on his liver, only to have it grow back to be eaten again the next day. In some stories, Prometheus is freed at last by the hero Heracles (Hercules).