Sextus Propertius (Sextus Propertius)( Roman elegiac poet.)
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Biography Sextus Propertius (Sextus Propertius)
(ca. 50 - OK. 16 BC)
Born in g. Aziz (now in Assisi) in a rich family. For information about the poet's life for the most part to draw from his own poems, and scattered references to him in the later Roman authors. After his father's death and the confiscation of most of its land in 41 BC. (held under Octavian, the future Emperor Augustus, a campaign to empower veterans earth) mother, in all probability, brought Propertius in Rome, where he received an excellent education. Propertius then turned to law studies, but soon left them for the sake of poetry. He composed four books of elegies, all ok. 4000 lines. The first book devoted Kinfe, was completed about. 25 BC. and attracted the attention of Maecenas, the adviser of Augustus, the patron of Horace and Virgil, who introduced in his literary circle also Propertius. Propertius admired Virgil, and himself, in turn, admired by Ovid. The second book of elegies (some publishers divide it into two, so that all turns five books), also praises the love of Kinfe, was completed about. 24 BC, for her in 22 BC. followed by a third and not later than 16 BC. - Fourth. Not known how many lived Propertius then. From the indications that we find in the letters of Pliny the Younger, one can conclude that he was married and had a child.
Kinfe (her real name - Guest) became all-consuming passion Propertius. Despite the mutual betrayal, . followed by the stormy scenes, . and a clear understanding of accessibility Kinfe (possibly, . She was a courtesan), . flame of love Propertius was not able to repay even the death of beloved (though their connection was interrupted, . Judging by the poems, . even before),
. Propertius admits that he wants to have Kinfe, talks about the sensual pleasure that it gives him, of his grief at the sight of a locked door Kinfe and pains, which gives him the idea of successful rival, to enjoy its charms. Propertius tells about the beauty Kinfe and its perfection: it is - it docta puella ( 'academic girl'). Often love motivates Propertius gazing into their feelings, . and here his training at times prevails over passion, . manifests itself in inappropriate mythological allusions, . tasking in the eyes of the modern reader to question the sincerity of the author,
. However, this excessive panache learning got Propertius inherited from the Alexandrian school of poetry, primarily from Kallimaha and Fileta, and does not prove a lack of passion. Instead, Propertius had a remarkably powerful imagination, and his tongue is bold and expressive. Elegy relating to the later period of creativity, show increasing range of interests of the poet.