His editions of the Catalecta (1575), of Festus (1575), of Catullus, Tibullus and Propertius (1577), are the work of a man who not only writes books of instruction for learners, but is determined himself to discover the real meaning and force of his author.
From this time onwards we hear little or nothing of Veii up to the end of the Republic. Propertius speaks indeed of the shepherds within its walls.
Hostius is supposed by some to be the "doctus avus" alluded to in Propertius (iv.
It was thought at one time that a MS. of the Latin poet Propertius at Naples (Neap. 268)268) might have independent value as an authority for the text.