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|Genre/Form:||Translations into English
|Named Person:||Sextus Propertius; Sextus Propertius|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Sextus Propertius; Guy Lee
|Language Note:||Translated from the Latin.|
|Description:||xxv, 205 p. ; 21 cm.|
|Responsibility:||Propertius ; translated with notes by Guy Lee ; with an introd. by Oliver Lyne.|
The son of an Umbrian landowner who fought on the wrong side in the Civil War after Caesar's murder, he lost his father and most of his family estate in boyhood and was brought up by his mother. He was able nevertheless to reject a legal or military career and to devote his life to the art of poetry, in which he is a far more self-conscious practitioner than most of the other Latin poets. His modern popularity was furthered in particular by Ezra Pound's Homage to Sextus Propertius (1919).