A pining lover is locked out. Who’s to blame? The door, of course! This one has seen much better days (and much better morals)! See the poem here.
Is Catullus losing Lebia? It looks like it. Hear the poem in Latin and follow it in English here.
Cynthia wakes as Propertius returns from his night out – what reception will he get? Hear the poem in Latin and follow in English here as crockery is about to fly.
Ovid has finally succeeded with Corinna and seems rather pleased about it. Hear the poem and see the translation here.
Today’s post is the first poem in Propertius’s works. He introduces us to Cynthia. He is not happy. Whether this is because he hasn’t got her, or because he has got her, we can’t be quite sure, but by the next poem they will be an item. It will be a long and rocky ride together. Cynthia is a skilled musician and lyre player, which is not the only attribute she has in common with the sirens.