Rufinus

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Author  Rufinus
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   August 26, 2004
ISBN  0521609364
Pages  128

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Nothing is known of the Greek poet Rufinus other than that he was the author of a collection of thirty-nine epigrams. In fact he is such an insubstantial figure that his date has been placed at various points within nearly half a millennium. Professor Page here presents a text of Rufinus' poems and a concise commentary on them. In his introduction he considers the criteria by which a date may be established and finds evidence in favour of the fourth century AD.

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