Claudian

Claudian

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Biography: Claudius Claudianus, usually known in English as Claudian, was a Latin poet associated with the court of the emperor Honorius at Mediolanum, and particularly with the general Stilicho. His work, written almost entirely in hexameters or elegiac couplets, falls into three main categories, poems for Honorius, poems for Stilicho, and mythological epic.

Source/Notes: In Latin: "Dis proximus ille est, / quem ratio non ira movet." - Panegyricus dictus Manlio Theodoro consuli, lines 227-228
Source/Notes: In Latin: "Peragit tranquilla potestas / quod violenta nequit; mandataque fortius urget / imperiosa quies." - Panegyricus dictus Manlio Theodoro consuli, lines 239-241
Source/Notes: In Latin: "Vile latens virtus." - Panegyricus de Quarto Consulatu Honorii Augusti, line 222
Source/Notes: In Latin: "Qui terret plus ipse timet." - Panegyricus de Quarto Consulatu Honorii Augusti, line 290

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Source/Notes: In Latin: "Natura beatis, / omnibus esse dedit, si quis cognoverit uti" - In Rufinum, Bk. I, lines 215-216
Source/Notes: In Latin: "Omnia mors aequat." - De Raptu Proserpinae Bk. II, line 302
Source/Notes: In Latin: "Paupertas me saeva domat dirusque Cupido: / sed toleranda fames, non tolerandus amor" - Epigram XV

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