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Sextus Propertius

Books by this author: Poems
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  • Sextus Propertius (c. 55 – 15 BC) was an elegiac poet of the Augustan age, born and raised in Umbria. Little biographical detail survives beyond what can be inferred from his poems. He published his first book of verse around 30 BC, and at least three more in his lifetime. He was in the circle of the influential patron of the arts Maecenas. A successor of Catullus and rough contemporary of Vergil, Ovid and Horace, he is perhaps best known today through Ezra Pound’s experimental ‘homage’ of 1919.
    Praise for Sextus Propertius 'Patrick Worsnip's translation of Sextus Propertius' poems is an impressive piece of work, even more so if one considers how little experience with professional translations he had until his retirement. Thanks to him, a new generation of poetry lovers will be able to explore the depths of Propertius' enigma.'

    Clara Seyfried, DURA Dundee

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