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Catullus
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[1] Valerius C., C. Roman poet, 1st cent. BC

Roman poet of the 1st cent. BC born in Verona (scriptor lyricus Veronae nascitur, Jer. Chron. a. Abr. 1930). The praenomen is confirmed through Apul. Apol. 10, the nomen gentile by Suet. Iul. 73 and Porph. ad Hor. Sat. 1,10,18. The Valerii Catulli are known from the time of Augustus onwards as a senatorial family. In the later Republic they probably formed equestrian domus nobiles in the Transpadanic ‘Latin colony’ Ver…

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Wiseman, T. P. (Exeter) and Benz, Lore (Kiel), “Catullus”, 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 20 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e229290>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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