Propertius, Sextus

Propertius, Sextus sĕk´stəs prōpûr´shəs [key], c.50 BC–c.16 BC, Roman elegiac poet, b. Umbria. He was a member of the circle of Maecenas . A master of the Latin elegy, he wrote with vigor, passion, and sincerity.

See translations by C. Carrier (1963) and J. Warden (1972) studies by M. Platnauer (1951) and D. R. S. Bailey (1956).

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