Persius (Aulus Persius Flaccus)
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b. 4 December AD 34 in Volaterrae (Etruria);

d. 24 November AD 62 in Rome;

important Roman satirical poet alongside Lucilius [I 6] , Horatius [7] (Horace) and Iuvenalis .


Six satires are extant, in the spirit of Stoic philosophy (with a total of 650 verses; the 6th satire is fragmentary). In addition, 14 choliambs are tra…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Persius (Aulus Persius Flaccus)”, 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 20 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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