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Propertius

50 BC - 14 BC

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Sextus Propertius was a Latin elegiac poet of the Augustan age. He was born around 50–45 BC in Assisium and died shortly after 15 BC.Propertius' surviving work comprises four books of Elegies (Elegiae). He was a friend of the poets Gallus and Virgil and, with them, had as his patron Maecenas and, through Maecenas, the emperor Augustus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Propertius has received more than 250,149 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia. Propertius is the 396th most popular writer (down from 358th in 2019), the 484th most popular biography from Italy (down from 439th in 2019) and the 31st most popular Italian Writer.

Propertius is most famous for his love poems to Cynthia.

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  • 250k

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  • 43

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.40

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  • 2.47

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Propertius ranks 396 out of 5,794Before him are Vladimir Vysotsky, Pietro Aretino, Maurice Leblanc, Tibullus, Qu Yuan, and Gertrude Stein. After him are Livius Andronicus, Edward Said, Ludovico Ariosto, Svetlana Alliluyeva, Cornelius Nepos, and Françoise Sagan.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 50 BC, Propertius ranks 2Before him is Tibullus. After him are Wang Zhaojun, Nicodemus, Marcus Manilius, Shammai, Valerius Gratus, Philip II Philoromaeus, Liu Xin, Namhae of Silla, Publius Vatinius, and Archelaus of Cappadocia. Among people deceased in 14 BC, Propertius ranks 1

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Propertius ranks 484 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Eugene II (780), Giulio Caccini (1551), Pietro Aretino (1492), Ettore Bugatti (1881), Tibullus (-50), and Nero Claudius Drusus (-38). After him are Livius Andronicus (-280), Giuseppe Farina (1906), Pope Zephyrinus (150), Muzio Clementi (1752), Claudia Octavia (40), and Pope Anterus (180).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Propertius ranks 31Before him are Elena Ferrante (1943), Luigi Pirandello (1867), Cassiodorus (487), Lorenzo Valla (1407), Pietro Aretino (1492), and Tibullus (-50). After him are Livius Andronicus (-280), Ludovico Ariosto (1474), Cornelius Nepos (-100), Ennius (-239), Fausto Cercignani (1941), and Baldassare Castiglione (1478).