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Tibullus, Albius
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(Praenomen unknown). The Roman elegiac poet Tibullus, 1st cent. BC.

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I. Biography

Tibullus' date of birth can be only approximately deduced from the information in an epigram by Domitius [III 2] Marsus, according to which Tibullus accompanied the poet Virgil to the underworld as a iuvenis (Youth, Age(s)) (FPL 3 Fr. 7): between 60 and 50 BC. He came from a family of equites whose property had diminished (Tib. 1,1,19), perhaps owing to the expropriations of the yea…

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Neumeister, Christoff (Frankfurt/Main) and Neumeister, “Tibullus, Albius”, 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 13 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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