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Pentadius
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Late antique Latin author of unknown date. The Codex Salmasianus attributes to him the poems Anth. Lat. 226 Sh.B. ( De Fortuna ), 227 ( De Adventu Veris ) and 259-262. These poems are characterized by the verbatim repetition of the first half of the hexameter in the second half of the pentameter in each couplet, turning an occasional device of Ovid's into game with form. The authorship of the other poems, Anth. Lat. 260-262 Sh.B., is questionable. The collection of epigrams, Anth. Lat. 25-68 Sh.B., may have …

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Lausberg, Marion (Augsburg), “Pentadius”, 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 25 February 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e913050>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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