Sextus Propertius


Sextus Propertius Quotes

  • ''Love can be put off, never abandoned.''
    Propertius Sextus (c. 50-16 B.C.), Roman elegist. Oxford Classical Text, II.3. 8.
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  • ''If you see anything, always deny that you've seen; or if perchance something pains you, deny that you're hurt.''
    Propertius Sextus (c. 50-16 B.C.), Roman elegist. Oxford Classical Text, 18A. 3-4.
  • ''Although sleep pressed upon my closing eyelids, and the moon, on her horses, blushed in the middle of the sky, nevertheless I could not leave off watching your play; there was too much fire in your two voices.''
    Propertius Sextus (c. 50-16 B.C.), Roman elegist. Oxford Classical Text, I.10. 7-10.
  • ''Meanwhile I, deserted, was lamenting a little to myself your long delays in foreign loves, until sleep with its pleasing wings compelled me, fallen.''
    Propertius Sextus (c. 50-16 B.C.), Roman elegist. Oxford Classical Text, I.3. 43-45.
  • ''Henceforth may the neglected lover constantly read me, and may my troubles, once they are known, be of some benefit to him.''
    Propertius Sextus (c. 50-16 B.C.), Roman elegist. Oxford Classical Text, l.7. 13-14.
  • ''Just as petals fall from drying garlands, which you can see aimlessly swimming in wine-bowls are we lovers, who now puff up our chests, but perhaps tomorrow the fateful day will shut us down.''
    Propertius Sextus (c. 50-16 B.C.), Roman elegist. Oxford Classical Text, II.15. 51-54.
  • ''At last, an injury suffered brings you back to my bed, expelling you from the doors of another!''
    Propertius Sextus (c. 50-16 B.C.), Roman elegist. Oxford Classical Text, I.3. 35-36.
  • ''Faith is not sure, if you cannot turn love to quarrel; may my enemies obtain a mild mistress.''
    Propertius Sextus (c. 50-16 B.C.), Roman elegist. Oxford Classical Text, III.8. 19-20.
  • ''But her shape is the least of my madness; she has things by which it is more pleasing to die.''
    Propertius Sextus (c. 50-16 B.C.), Roman elegist. Oxford Classical Text, I.4. 11-12.
  • ''Age makes all things greater after their death; a name comes to the tongue easier from the grave.''
    Propertius Sextus (c. 50-16 B.C.), Roman elegist. Oxford Classical Text, III.1. 23-24.

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