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Heathcote William Garrod, comp. (1878–1960).  The Oxford Book of Latin Verse.  1912.
 
His Birthplace
 
Sextus Propertius (c.50 B.C.–c.16 B.C.)
 
 
QVALIS et unde genus, qui sint mihi, Tulle, Penates
  quaeris pro nostra semper amicitia.
si, Perusine, tibi patriae sunt nota sepulcra,
  Italiae duris funera temporibus,
cum Romana suos egit discordia ciuis;        5
  (sic, mihi praecipue, puluis Etrusca, dolor,
tu proiecta mei perpessa es membra propinqui,
  tu nullo miseri contegis ossa solo)
proxima supposito contingens Vmbria campo
  me genuit terris fertilis uberibus.        10
 

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