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[proh-pur-shee-uh s, -shuh s] /proʊˈpɜr ʃi əs, -ʃəs/
[seks-tuh s] /ˈsɛks təs/ (Show IPA),
c50–c15 b.c, Roman poet. Unabridged
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  • There are also many reminiscences of Horace, Ovid, and Propertius.

  • In this way Propertius fulfilled his promise to Maecenas, iii.

  • Propertius dismissed him angrily, and held the letter in an unwilling and shaking hand.

    Roads from Rome Anne C. E. Allinson
  • He is now professor at Shelborough University and is editing Propertius.

    Passing By Maurice Baring
  • Professor Dalzell also notes the abrupt change of audience; typical of Propertius, this is a very unusual procedure in Ovid.

  • The three chief elegists are Tibullus, Propertius, and Ovid.

    A History of Roman Literature Harold North Fowler
  • The remarks about the indifference of Propertius to natural scenery are most unjust.

    Ephemera Critica John Churton Collins
  • Like other Roman poets, Propertius is professedly an imitator of the Greeks.

    A History of Roman Literature Harold North Fowler
  • Propertius had put this distich in an elegy in which he narrated a nocturnal promenade between Rome and Tibur.

    The Wonders of Pompeii Marc Monnier
  • Tacitus assures us it was the same with the Teutons, Propertius with the Romans.

    The Sunshade Octave Uzanne
British Dictionary definitions for Propertius


/prəˈpɜːʃɪəs; -ʃəs/
Sextus (ˈsɛkstəs). ?50–?15 bc, Roman elegiac poet
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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