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Carmen ad quendam senatorem
(95 words)

[German version]

In the C. (end of 4th cent. AD [3. 124-130]), a Christian anonymous author speaks out -- in 85 hexameters -- against the absurdity of the pagan cults of  Mater Magna (6-20) and  Isis (21-34), triggered by the apostasy (1-5; 35-50) of a formerly Christian legate (27). The pamphlet copies some satirical elements from  Horace and especially  Juvenal [2. 156f.].



1 R. Peiper, CSEL 23, 1891, 227-230.

Secondary literature:

2 R. B. Begley, The C., diss. Ann Arbor 1984

3 L. Cracco Ruggini, Il paganesimo romano tra re…

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Pollmann, Karla (St. Andrews), “Carmen ad quendam senatorem”, 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 25 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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