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Claudian

(c. 370—404)


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(fl. c. ad 395–404),

the last great Latin poet to be a pagan, was born in Alexandria and wrote in Rome. His short epic De Raptu Proserpinae (translated by Leonard Digges, 1617) influenced Spenser's account of the garden of Proserpina (Faerie Queene, ii. vii. 52).

Subjects: Classical Studies.


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