Calpurnius Siculus, Titus

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Calpurnius Siculus, Titus


Roman poet of the first century B.C. Biographical information about him has not been preserved.

The seven eclogues which are extant suggest that Calpurnius Siculus was a court poet of the Emperor Nero. His work is characterized by the combination of didacticism with the bucolic genre.


T. Calpurnii Siculi De laude Pisonis et Bucolica …, quae dicuntur carmina. Brussels, 1954.


Istoriia rimskoi literatury, vol. 2. Edited by S. I. Sobolevskii [et al.].Moscow, 1962. Pages 30-34.
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