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Einsiedeln Poems

A name given to the extensive fragments of two bucolic poems in Latin of unknown authorship, contained in a MS. of the tenth century found at Einsiedeln. One has fortynine hexameters and the other thirty-nine. The first is a poetical contest and the second a dialogne. The last line of the second poem is that of Verg. Ecl. iv. 10.Both poems praise Nero in a fulsome vein. For criticism see Bücheler in the Rhein. Museum, xxvi. 235; and Peiper in the preface to his Senecae Trag. suppl. (Breslau, 1870). The style resembles that of Calpurnius (q.v.).

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