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Professor of Classics, Harvard University
(July 14, 1997. Boylston Recording Studios.
Jeff Martini, audio engineer.)
Line 6 'Caesaris': As Julius Caesar's adopted son, Octavian took his adoptive parent's name and was formally known as 'C. Iulius Caesar Octauianus'. He avoided the 'Octauianus' that betrayed his origins; hence, significantly, Propertius here refers to him by his preferred name of 'Caesar'.