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[2] Love poet, probably 1st cent. BC

In a listing of love poets, Ovid (Tr. 2,435) names a certain A., as livelier than (procacior)  Helvius Cinna. Servius maintains that Virgil refers with contempt to a poet of this name (... inter strepere anser olores), who had ridiculed him, had written panegyrics to the triumvir Antonius and who had been attacked by Cicero: de Falerno Anseres depellantur (Cic. Phil. 13,11; Serv. ecl. 9,36; 7,21; th…

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Richmond, John A. (Blackrock, VA), “Anser”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 10 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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