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Propertius
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[1] P., Sextus Elegiac poet, 1st cent. BC

Roman elegiac poet.

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I. Biography

P. was born around the middle of the 1st cent. BC in the Umbrian town of Asisium (modern Assisi) (Lachmann inferred the name of his place of birth by conjecture from Prop. 4,1,125; it is confirmed by numerous inscriptions of the Propertii family found in the area). Notable events in his youth include the ear…

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Neumeister, Christoff (Frankfurt/Main) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Propertius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 29 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1010470>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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