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Augustus, Manilius, and Claudian

Enrico Flores

in Forgotten Stars

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199586462
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191724961 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586462.003.0015
Augustus, Manilius, and Claudian

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This chapter builds on the author’s earlier article Augusto nella visione astrologica di Manilio ed il problema della cronologia degli Astronomicon libri (Annali della Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia dell’Università di Napoli 9, 1960-1, pp. 5-66), which argues that Manilius’ Astronomica, dedicated to Augustus, was composed in the last five years of the emperor’s life (AD 9-14). It discusses a passage from Claudian’s In Rufinum (1.363-6), which shows how Claudian is indebted to certain lines in Astronomica 4 (542-6 and 547 ff.), where Manilius alludes to Augustus as being emperor.

Keywords: Augustus; Claudian; Libra; Manilius; Onorius; Virgo

Chapter.  2312 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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