Claudian, Vol. 1 of 2

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Author  Claudian Claudian
Publisher  Forgotten Books
Publication Date   June 4, 2010
ISBN  1451001770
Pages  426

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[N'rR.ODUCTION CLAUDIUS CLAUDIANUS may be called the 1ast poet of classical Rome. He was born about the year 370 A.D. and died vithin a decade of the sack of the city by Alaric in 410. The thirty to forty odd years which comprised his life were some of the ll10st mOlllenlous in the history of Rome. Valentinian and Val ens were emperors respective1y of the 'Vest and the East when he was born, and while the former was eng'aged in constant ,varfare ,vith the northern tribes of A lanlanni, Quadi and Sarmatians, whose advances the skill of his general, Theodosius, had managed to check, the latter was being reserved for unsuccessful battle with an enemy still more deadly. It is about the year 370 that we begin to hear of the Huns. The first people to fall a victim to their eastward aggression were the Alans, next came the Ostrogoths, whose king, Hermanric, "vas driven to suicide; and by 375 the Visigoths were threatened with a similar fate. Hemmed in by the advancing

Table of Contents

CONTENrrs OF VOLU~IE I; PAOE; INTRODUCTION • • • • vii; POEMSPANEGYRJC; ON TJlE COl'SULS PROBINUS AND; OLYBRJUS • 2; THE FIHST nOOK AGAI)lST RUF1NUSPRF; FACF • • • • 24; BOOK I • • 26; THE SECOND BOOK AGAINST RUFINVSPREFAC~; · • • 56; BOOK [I • • • • • 58; THF "fAR AGAINST GILDOnOOK; I • • • 98; AGAINST EUTROPIUSBOOK; I • 138; BOOK II: PREFACE • • 178; BOOK u • • • 184; CONTENTS; rAGS; }'r:SCE:lINE VFHSES IN HONOUR OF THE; MARRIAGE OF THE E}tPE1WR HO!'ORIUS 2~0; EI·l'l'HALAltIIUM OF HOl''OH[U~ A~D MAIUA-; ~nEFACE • ; EP1THALUH UM • •; PANEGYRIC O~ Til E THJ ltD CO:-':SULSHIP OF TilE; E'IPI!;ROH 1J0~on1US (AD 396)-; pnEFACE •; PANEGYHIC •; PANEGYRIC ON THE FOURTH COSSULSHIP OF TJJI<;; ~40; 242; 268; 270; E:'ttPEllOn 1I0NORIUS (AD 398) • • 286; PA~FGYflIC ON THE CO)J$ULSlliP OF FL MANLIUS; TH!::ODORUS (A D 399)--; • ; PAl' EG ¥ }tIC •;

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