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- Brill's New Pauly: "Poet, probably early 6th cent,Latin poet, under whose name the anthology
of the Codex Salmasianus preserves an epigram (no. 7 Shackleton Bailey = no. 20 Bücheler-Riese).
This indicates a terminus ante quem of the early 6th cent.
according to the title of the MS, O. was a sixteen-year-old vir illustris and son of a vir magnificus. This honorific title, attested only from the end of the 4th cent., provides a terminus post quem. The attempt of Baehrens to view O. as the compiler of the entire collection and the author of the droll prose preface which precedes the epigram, was rightly rebutted by Riese. Nor is there any reason to suppose O. to have been the author of the metrical controversia following the epigram, as attempted by Haupt...." Smolak, Kurt (Vienna). "Octavianus." Brill’s New Pauly. Brill Online, 2013. Reference. Tufts University Library. 07 May 2013
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