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date: 05 February 2023

Aegritudo Perdicaelocked

Aegritudo Perdicaelocked

  • Alun Hudson-Williams
  •  and Antony Spawforth


Aegritudo Perdicae, an anonymous Latin *epyllion narrating the calamitous love of Perdicas for his mother, Castalia. Its ascription to *Dracontius is unwarrantable, though it almost certainly belongs to his period (i.e. 5th cent. ce), and probably to Africa, although Spain is suggested too.


  • Latin Literature

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