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Arbo'rius, Aemi'lius Magnus

A rhetorician at Tolosa in Gaul and the maternal uncle of Ausonius, who speaks of him with great praise, and mentions that he enjoyed the friendship of the brothers of Constantine, when they lived at Tolosa, and was afterwards called to Constantinople to superintend the education of one of the Caesars.


the author of a poem in ninety-two lines in elegiac verse, entitled Ad Nympham nimis cultam, which contains a great many expressions taken from the older poets, and bears all the traces of the artificial labour which characterizes the later Latin poetry.


It is printed in the Anthology of Burmann (3.275) and Meyer (Ep,. 262), and in Wernsdorf's Poet. Lat. Minor. (iii. p.217.)

Further Information

Auson. Parent. iii., Profess. xvi.

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