Elegies by Tibullus
With Parallel Latin Text (Oxford World's Classics)

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...a translation that tries and succeeds to recreate the confident style of a complex poet.


Tibullus is one of the three great Roman elegists. In this volume, the award-winning poet A. M. Juster provides a faithful and stylish new translation of his major work, with parallel Latin text. The Introduction considers Tibullus' poems in the context of classical elegy and in particular the elegies of his contemporaries, Ovid and Propertius, and discusses the influence of his patron Messalla in the reign of Augustus. Finally, Maltby's comprehensive notes explain topical, literary, and mythological allusions and identify major themes.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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A. M. Juster is a poet and translator. He has won the Richard Wilbur Award, and the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award three times. Robert Maltby held the Chair of Latin Philology at the University of Leeds until his retirement.
Published January 12, 2012 by OUP Oxford. 176 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Natalie Haynes on Mar 24 2012

...a translation that tries and succeeds to recreate the confident style of a complex poet.

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