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Antistius
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I. Greek Epigrammatic poet

Epigrammatic poet; although it is not possible to be certain, because the name is fairly common, A. is usually equated with the Macedonian C. Antistius Vetus, who in AD 11 was sent into exile because of treason (Tac. Ann. 3,38), or with the praetor A. Sosianus, who suffered the same destiny in AD 62 (Reason: factitatis in Neronem carminibus probrosiis... Tac. Ann. 14,48; 16,14; 21; cf. Hist. 4,44). His four epigrams, which derive from the ‘Garland’ of Philippus ar…

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Degani, Enzo (Bologna), Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Will, Wolfgang (Bonn), Eck, Werner (Cologne) and Giaro, Tomasz (Frankfurt/Main), “Antistius”, 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 24 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_brill010020>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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