2. RUFINUS, the name attached to a little poem in twenty-two lines, Pasiphaes Fabula ex omnibus Metris Horatianis,
which, as the name imports, contains an example of each of the different metres employed by Horace.
It was first published by Cruquius (1579), by whom it was found in the Blandini MSS. attached to an ancient exposition of the Horatian metres.
It has been printed by Burmann, in his Anthol. Lat.
3.232, or No. 997, ed. Meyer, by Wernsdorf, Poet. Lat. Min.
vol. iii. p. 393, comp. p. 339. and is usually appended to the larger editions of Horace.
The author is altogether unknown, and even the name is uncertain, but he may be the same person with