Who is propertius sextus?

Famous quotes containing the words propertius sextus and/or sextus:

    Allow me, whom Fortune always desires to bury, lay down my life in these final trivialities. Many have freely died in longlasting loves, among whose number may the earth cover me as well.
    Propertius Sextus (c. 50–16 B.C.)

    I would rather not see such winds subside, which carry your slow ship away, although they leave me, cast down, on an empty shore, often, with clenched hand, calling you cruel.
    —Propertius Sextus (c. 50–16 B.C.)