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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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