Avienus, Postumius (?) Rufius Festus
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middle of the 4th cent. AD;

Roman didactic poet.


Three works have been transmitted that are adaptations of texts from the field of Greek science and didactic poetry: Descriptio orbis terrae, Ora maritima and Phaenomena; there is also a verse epistle in 31 hexameters addressed to one Flavianus Myrmeicus. A poem about …

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Landfester, Manfred, “Avienus, Postumius (?) Rufius Festus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0042>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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