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Macer, Aemi'lius


2. We must carefully distinguish from Aemilius Macer of Verona, Macer who was one of the Latin Homeristae, and who must have been alive in A. D. 12, since he is addressed by Ovid in the 2d book of the Epistles from Pontus (Ep. x.), and is there spoken of as an old travelling companion, his literary undertaking being clearly described in the lines: --
Tu canis aeterno quidquid restabat Homero,
Ne careant summa Troica bella manu;
while elsewhere (ex Pont. 4.16. 6) he is designated as" Iliacus Macer." We gather from Appuleius that the title of his work was Bellum Trojanum.

Further Information

Hieron. in Chron, Euseb. Ol. cxci. ; Ov. Tr. 4.10. 43; Quintilian. 6.3.96, 10.1. §§ 56, 87, 12.11.27; Appuleius, de Orthograph. § 18; Maffei, Verona Illustruta, 2.19; Broukhus. ad Tibull. 2.6; Wernsdorf, Poet. Lat. Min. vol. iv. p. 579.

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