Tibullus, Albius
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b. ca. 54–50 BC;

d. ca. 19/18 BC;

Roman elegiac poet.


The Corpus Tibullianum consists of 4 books, but only the first two belong to Tibullus himself; the third and fourth books contain poems from the circle of M. Valerius [II 16] Messalla Corvinus (64 BC–AD 13), whose other members (besides Tibullus) included Ovidius , Lygdam…

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Horstmann, Henning, “Tibullus, Albius”, 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_0223>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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