Cynthia is no more, and her ghost appears to Propertius as he lies at night in his lonely bed. Even death, it seems, has not mellowed her mood…

Hear a extract in the original Latin and follow the whole text in English in parallel here.

See the illustrated blog post here.

The latest post from Pantheon Poets is the story of Apollo and Daphne from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. In Ovid’s version, Apollo’s overwhelming love for the reluctant nymph is caused by Cupid as revenge when Apollo has poked fun at his bow, but the consequences for Daphne could not be more serious.

Hear Ovid’s Latin in the original and follow in English here.

See the illustrated blog post here.