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Under this name (which is also found in CIL 5,2793) Isid. Etym. 18,69 quotes two hexameters about stuffing a ball with stag hair. [1] identifies the author with an anonymous poet to whom Ovid (Tr. 2,485) refers in a listing of humorous didactic poems.


1 M. Haupt, Coniectanea, in: Hermes 7, 1873, 11-12 Opuscula vol. 3, 1876, 571

2 Courtney, 341.

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Courtney, Edward (Charlottesville, VA), “Dorcatius”, 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 02 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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