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A close friend of Horace, the late Republic poet Tibullus composed some of the most refined and celebrated elegies of Latin literature. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin and Greek texts.  This comprehensive eBook presents Tibullus’ complete extant works, with beautiful illustrations, rare texts and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Tibullus’ life and works
* Features the complete extant works of Tibullus, in both English translation and the original Latin
* Concise introduction to the poetry
* Provides both verse (Theodore C. Williams) and prose (J. P. Postgate) translations of the elegies
* Includes Postgate’s celebrated translation from the Loeb Classical Library edition
* Excellent formatting of the poetry
* Easily locate the poems or works you want to read with individual contents tables
* Includes Tibullus’ spurious elegies, first time in digital print
* Provides a special dual English and Latin text, allowing readers to compare the elegies section by section – ideal for students
* Features two bonus biographical works – discover Tibullus’ ancient world
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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THE ELEGIAC POETS by Charles Thomas Cruttwell

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'Delia, when flames engulf my bier you'll weep for me, and then you'll mix your kisses with sad tears.' Tibullus (?55-18 BC) was one of a group of poets known as the Latin elegists, whose number included Ovid and Propertius. Living in the age of Augustus, his poems reflect Augustan ideals, but they are above all notable for their emphasis on the personal, and for their subject-matter, love. Tibullus' elegies are addressed to two different mistresses, Delia and Nemesis, and a boy, Marathus. His pious and idealistic love for Delia is replaced by a more tortured affair with the cruel Nemesis, and the poet's elegies to Marathus give a broader perspective to his treatment of the subject. Anguish and betrayal characterize Tibullus' depiction of love's changing fortunes, in poetry that is passionate, vivid, and sometimes haunting. In this parallel text edition, A. M. Juster's eloquent translations are accompanied by an introduction and notes from Robert Maltby which discuss Tibullus' work in its literary and historical context. Together they demonstrate the achievements of this fine Roman poet. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range 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, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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