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Sextus Propertius

Sextus Aurelius Propertius was a Latin elegiac poet born around 50-45 BCE in Mevania (although other cities in the region of Umbria claim this dignity - Hespillus, Ameria, Perusia and Assisium), and died a short time after 15 BCE. His surviving work consists of four books of Elegies. He was friends with the poets Maecenas, Gallus, and Virgil, and had with them Augustus as his patron

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