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(Claudius Claudianus) (klôd`ēən), c.370–c.404, last notable Latin classic poet. Probably born in Alexandria, he flourished at court under Arcadius and Honorius. Besides panegyrics, idylls, epigrams, and occasional poems, he wrote several epics, the most ambitious of which is the Rape of Proserpine, perhaps inferior to his epic attack Against Rufinus. He has been highly regarded as a vigorous, skillful, and imaginative writer.


See T. Hodgkin, Claudian, the Last of the Roman Poets (1875); study by A. Cameron (1970).

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John Lateran, the Campagna, the Appian Way, the Seven Hills, the Baths of Caracalla, the Claudian Aqueduct, the Cloaca Maxima--the eternal bore designed the Eternal City, and unless all men and books do lie, he painted every thing in it
One good example was the poet Claudian who had written five such texts for celebrating the new year and the inauguration of new heads of state.
Another memorial name was Leonard Sidney Claudian Davison, who lived at Girdle Cake Cottage at Fat-field on the Wear, where users of pleasure boats would call at the family cafe.
At first glance, John Glover's view of Ben Lomond might seem a typical idealised Claudian landscape (Fig.
Although Edith Kern has pointed out that the Valley of the Ladies was largely modeled on the description of Paradise in the Roman de la Rose by Jean de Meun, it seems appropriate to relate the garden described by Claudian to that of the valley.
4) 'Horace retained his standing as a school author throughout late antiquity, and it is not surprising to find him frequently evoked by the major Latin poets of the period, such as Claudian and Ausonius' (Tarrant 2007:281-282)
As Byron observes in an 1817 letter to John Murray in which he compares contemporary poetry with Pope's, "it is all Horace then and Claudian now amongst us" (qtd.
The Claudian invasion of Britain, the intervention which led to more than 350 years of Roman control, was a massive undertaking.
After the relative failure of Claude Lowther's The Gordian Knot (referred to as "The Claudian Rot" by the actor Gilbert Hare), and productions of Trilby, Alfred Austin's Flodden Field, and Kinsey Peile's The Man Who Was, Nash's time with Tree concluded with Richard the Second in September 1903.
With the resurgence of interest in late antiquity, Claudian is emerging as a poet who has been unjustly neglected.
Claudian depicted the phoenix as living on an island surrounded by Ocean.