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Catalepton
(161 words)

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Surviving manuscripts under this name ( Appendix Vergiliana) include 19 short poems: 3 Priapea and 16 mixed ones, obviously the result of confusion in earlier collections (C. et Priapea et Epigrammata: Donat. vita Verg. 56; Priape a C. Epigrammata: Servius, vita Verg. 15). The title (κατὰ λεπτόν; katà leptón) is Alexandrian and means ‘small things’ or ‘smaller poems’. The collection is metrically very varied. The influence of Catullus and parallels with Virgil can be observed in these Priapea -- which correspond with the  Priapea in the larger collection -- and…

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Richmond, John A. (Blackrock, VA), “Catalepton”, 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 29 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e228990>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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