Valerius Flaccus Setinus Balbus, Gaius (Valerius Flaccus)
(436 words)

d. after AD 79, but before AD 95;

Roman epic poet.


The only extant work is his Argonautica.


The epic poem is transmitted in two classes of manuscripts.


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English Title


Brief Description



The Voyage of the Argo

ca. AD 75

Epic poem about the journey of the Argonauts in 8 bks.; b…

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Rühl, Meike, “Valerius Flaccus Setinus Balbus, Gaius (Valerius 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 16 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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