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Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne) | Walde, Christine (Basle) | Fey-Wickert, Beate (Hagen)
Name of a plebeian gens in Rome, probably of Etruscan origin (ThlL, Onom. 101-104) [1. 138]; attested from the 3rd cent. BC. The most important family into the 1st cent. AD was that of the Calpurnii Pisones (I 13ff.). Family connections and the identification of individual members in the Republican period have not been completely clarified. Late Republican pseudo-genealogy declared Calpus, one of the sons of king Numa, the progenitor of the gens (Hor. Ars P. 292; Laus. Pis. 3f.; 14f.; Plut. Numa 21,2 et al.; portraits of Numa on coins of the Calpurnii). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) I. Repu…

Einsiedeln Eclogues

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Author(s): Fey-Wickert, Beate (Hagen)
[German version] Two  bucolic poems in the Codex Einsidlensis 266 from the Neronian period. In the first poem, Nero is identified with Jupiter and Apollo (22-34; differing: [3]), and his poetry ─ probably the Troica (38-41) ─ is regarded as superior to that of Homer and Virgil (43-49). The second poem (probably by the same author) is characterized by the tension between the worries of the shepherd Mystes (1. 11) and his description of a new golden age under Nero (15-38; following  Verg. Ecl. 4 but lacking its anticipatory quality).  Panegyrics;  Calpurnius Siculus Fey-Wickert, Beate (H…