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a Roman dramatist, whose compositions are characterised by Horace, whether ironically or not we cannot tell, as the "lacrymosa poemata Pupi." The sum total of our information regarding this personage is derived from the scholiast on the passage in question (Ep. 1.1. 67): “Pupius, Tragoediographus, ita affectus spectantium movit ut eos flere compelleret. Inde istum versum fecit:
Flebunt amici et bene noti mortem meam,
Nam populus in me vivo lacrymatu' est satis.

(Burmann, Anthol. Lat. 2.213, or No. 79, ed. Meyer; comp. Weichert, Poet. Lat. Reliq. p. 276.)


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