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Bassus
(181 words)

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[1] Friend of Ovid

Among his best friends, Ovid mentions  Propertius,  Ponticus, and Bassus quoque clarus iambis (Ov. Tr. 4,10,45-47). This B. could therefore likely be the addressee of Prop. 1,4,1 and perhaps Horace's friend (Carm. 1,36,14). No fragments exist whatsoever. It cannot be determined whether the iambographer is also identical with  Iulius B., t…

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Richmond, John A. (Blackrock, VA) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Bassus”, 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 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e213650>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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