the name prefixed to a poem in the Latin Anthology on the judgment of Paris.
It is a cento from the writings of Virgil, and breaks off abruptly at the end of 42 lines.
The author is believed to be the Vettius Agorius Basilius Mavortius,
who was consul A. D. 527, the same who, according to Bentley, arranged the works of Horace in their present form, and who is supposed by a recent critic, whose reasonings will not bear close investigation, to have interpolated a number of spurious pieces, and introduced other organic changes. (Burmann, Antholog. Lat.
1.147, or No. 282, ed. Meyer; Bentley, Praef. in Horat. ;
Peerlkamp, Praef: ad Horat.