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.
2 R. B. Begley, The C., diss. Ann Arbor 1984
3 L. Cracco Ruggini, Il paganesimo romano tra re…