A Roman poetess who flourished towards the close of the first century A.D. She is
celebrated for sundry amatory effusions, addressed to her husband Calenus. There is extant a
satirical poem, in seventy hexameters, on the edict of Domitian by which philosophers were
banished from Rome and from Italy, which is ascribed to Sulpicia by many modern critics, but
is undoubtedly of very late origin, and perhaps is merely the elaboration of a school theme.
It was found in the monastery at Bobbio in Italy in 1493. See Ellis in the (English)
Journal of Philology
, v. 265; id. in the Academy
, i. 87; and
Bährens, De Sulpicia Quae Vocatur Satira (Jena, 1873)
is generally appended to the editions of Juvenal and Persius.