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date: 05 February 2023

Carmen de figurislocked

Carmen de figurislocked

  • Otto Skutsch
  •  and M. Winterbottom


Anonymous Latin poem (c.400 ce), dedicated to *Arusianus Messius, and describing figures of speech in 186 hexameters. Three lines are devoted to each figure, defining it and giving one or two examples. The material is taken from *Rutilius Lupus and *Alexander (12). The prosody is late, but aphaeresis of final s and ancient forms (e.


  • Latin Literature

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