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Tibullus: A Commentary

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The work of the Latin elegiac poet Tibullus (c. 55-19 b.c.) is characterized by an artful, witty "simplicity," and it relies on repetition, ambiguity, irony, and paradox for its effect. His poetry appealed to his countrymen in his own time, as it still does to students today, and this textbook is designed to explain and enhance that appeal.

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Paperback, 222 pages
Published November 15th 1979 by University of Oklahoma Press (first published January 1st 1973)
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Alex
Oct 31, 2009 Alex rated it liked it
Tibullus's Poetry: 3 stars. Not nearly as good as Propertius (though far easier, which was nice).

Putnam's Commentary: 3 stars. Bland. A bit too much focus on critical ideas and too little syntax/translation help -- but at least he's not a whack-job, like Richardson (the Propertius editor).
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