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Versus Eucheriae poetriae (‘Verses of the poetess E.’) is the title of an  epigram in 16 elegiac distichs in the Cod. Paris. Lat. 8071 (Thuaneus; 9th cent.); this text is found, sometimes incomplete and without title, in other codices of the 9th-12th cents. It is a catalogue of monstrous associations of ‘noble’ and ‘base’ objects; the meaning of these associations is clarified in the concluding distichon, which speaks of the absurdity of a man of low birth being a suitor of E. It is conceivabl…

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Smolak, Kurt (Vienna), “Eucheria”, 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 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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