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Nemesianus
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[1] M. Aurelius N. Author of bucolic writings, before AD 284?

As the name Carthagin(i)ensis appended in some MSS indicates, N. came from Africa. He wrote four bucolic poems (Bucolica, Buc.) and a didactic poem about hunting (Cynegetica, Cyn.), of which verses 1-325 are extant. The dedication of the Cyn. to the emperors Carinus and Numerianus [2] enables dating to shortly before AD 284. Whether N. also wrote Halieutica and Nautica, as m…

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Küppers, Jochem (Düsseldorf) and Portmann, Werner (Berlin), “Nemesianus”, 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 11 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e819630>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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