Carmen de bello Aegyptiaco
(or Actiaco) is the modern title for 52 hexameters in eight columns and some fragments on P Hercul. 817. It is improbable that Rabirius was their author; they were more likely part of the Res Romanae by Cornelius Severus. The poem deals with Octavian's Egyptian campaign after Actium, and Cleopatra's preparations for suicide.
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R. Seider, Paläographie der lat. Papyri, vol. 2.1, 1978, 4 (for the papyrus)
M. Gigante, Catal…
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Courtney, Edward (Charlottesville, VA),
“Carmen de bello Aegyptiaco”, in:
Brill’s New Pauly
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First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510