See also:Maecenas, and
See also:consul in 12 B.C . He was known as a writer of elegies and epigrams, and his contemporaries believed him capable of
See also:great things in epic . The author of the
See also:panegyric on Messalla declares Rufus to be the only poet fitted to be the great man's
See also:Homer . Rufus did not, however, confine himself to
See also:poetry . He discussed grammatical questions by
See also:correspondence, translated the rhetorical
See also:manual of his teacher
See also:Apollodorus of
See also:Pergamum, and began a
See also:treatise on medicinal
See also:plants, dedicated to
See also:Augustus . Horace addressed to him the ninth ode of the second
See also:book . Fragments in R . Weichert, Poetarum Latinorum Vitae et Carminum Reliquiae (183o) ; R . Unger, De C . Valgii Rufi Poematis (1848) ; 0 . Ribbeck, Geschichte der romischen Dichtung (1889), ii . ; M .
Schanz, Geschichte der romischen Litteratur (1899), ii . 1;Teuffel, Hist. of
See also:Roman Literature (Eng. trans., 1900), 241 .
LUCIUS VARIUS RUFUS (c 74—14 B.c.)
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