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Firmiānus Symphosius

Caelius. The author of a collection of a hundred riddles, each consisting of three hexameters, intended for use during the Saturnalia. The diction and prosody are correct, though the work is probably as late as the fifth century A.D. The title of the book is Aenigmata. The text is to be found in Wernsdorf's Poetae Latini Minores, vol. vi., and there is a commentary in the edition by Heumann (Hanover, 1722). See Paul, De Symposii Aenigmatis (Berlin, 1854); and the translation into French by Corpet (Paris, 1868).

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