Roman Elegies by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Roman Elegies" is a collection of twenty-four poems that celebrate the classical heritage of ancient Rome while reflecting on contemporary European society. The poems are notable for their eroticism and the personal nature of their content, as they delve into the author's own experiences and emotions during his time in Italy. Through a blend of personal reflection and homage to the ancient world, the work explores themes of love, art, and the human experience, blending the sensual with the intellectual. The elegies are a testament to the author's passion for classical culture and his mastery of poetic form, as well as his ability to infuse his verse with both the depth of his scholarly interests and the intensity of his personal feelings.

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