Born near Assisi around 50 BC, Sextus Propertius was one of the great writers of love poetry in Roman literature. His first book of poems, published in Rome when he was about 20 years of age, made him an overnight sensation. This book caught the attention of one of the great literary benefactors of Rome, Maecenas, who had supported and befriended both Horace and Virgil. Propertius, accordingly, was introduced into their circle
Print Book, English, 1995
Sun & Moon Press, Los Angeles, 1995
151 pages ; 19 cm.
Text in English and Latin