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Pindărus Thebānus

The name given to the metrical abridgment of the Iliad of Homer in Latin, now generally regarded as a youthful production of Silius Italicus. (See Silius.) It consists of 1070 hexameters, of which 537 are based upon bks. i.-v. of the Iliad. The Catalogue of the Ships is reproduced with much care, but many other more interesting details are omitted. The name Homērus Latīnus is also found in the MSS. Edited by Weytingh (Leyden, 1809); and Plessis (Paris, 1885). See the treatise by Müller (Berlin, 1857).

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