Sextus Aurelius Propertius, known better by his cognomen, was a Latin elegiac poet who lived in the Augustan era. He was born sometime between 50 and 45 BC in Assisium and wrote about 92 poems (that survive, anyways) which compile together to form four books of his famous Elegies. He was friends with Gallus, Vergil, Maecenas, and Augustus, and he died sometime after 15 BC.