Venantius Fortunatus, Honorius Clementianus
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b. between AD 530 and 540 in Valdobbiadene near Treviso;

d. shortly after AD 600 in Poitiers;

regarded as the last Latin poet of Antiquity.


More than 250 poems, most of which are transmitted in a corpus of 11 books; this anthology also contains 10 prose epistles, an interpretation of the Lord’s Prayer (Expositio orationis dominicae), and one of the Creed (Expositio symboli). Outside of this corpus, …

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Horstmann, Henning, “Venantius Fortunatus, Honorius Clementianus”, 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 18 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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