Rutilius Namatianus, Claudius 5th cent

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Rutilius Namatianus, Claudius 5th cent
Rutil. Nam.
Rutil. Claud.
Alt names:
Rutilius Claudius Namatianus
Rutilius, Numatianus
Rutilius, Claudius Namatianus
Namatianus, Rutilius Claudius
Rutilius Claudius Namatianus
Numatianus, Claudius Rutilius
Rutilius Numatianus, Claudius
Claudius Numatianus, Rutilius
Rutilio Namaziano, Claudio
Rutilio, Namaziano
Namaziano, Claudio Rutilio
Namaziano, Rutilio
Claudio Rutilio Namaciano
Namaciano, Rutilio Claudio
Numaciano, Rutilio Claudio
Rutilio Numaciano, Claudio
Namazian, von Gallien
Rutil. Nam.
Rutil. Claud.
Field of activity:
Travel writer
Oxford class. dict. (Namatianus, Rutilius Claudius, 5th cent. Roman poet)
Pauly-Wissowa (Rutilius Claudius Namatianus)
Enc. Brit. (Rutilius Namatianus Claudius)
Harper's class. dict. (Rutilius Namatianus, Claudius)
Corsaro, F. Studi rutiliani, 1981: p. 109 (Rutilio Namaziano)
It81-May (Rutilio Namaziano Claudio)
Il ritorno, c1992: t.p. (Rutilio Namaziano)
Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Vol 3, 1867, p. 681: "Rutilius Numatianus, Claudius, a Roman poet, and a native of Gaul, lived at the beginning of the fifty century of the Christian era...His return to Gaul is described in a elegaic poem...."
Brill's New Pauly: "R. Claudius Namatianus Author of a travel poem, praefectus urbi in 414, Probably from Toulouse (Tolosa)
like his father, he held high Roman offices (magister officiorum in AD 412, praefectus urbi in 414). In 417, he returned to his estates, which had been devastated by the Goths, perhaps also to reorganize the provincial administration. He described the journey in an only partially preserved (up to the beginning of book 2) poem in elegiac verses, De reditu suo, which followed classical poetic language and reflected numerous themes from epic poetry (Odyssey, Aeneid). Here, in praise of the city of Rome, the late antique belief, particularly vivid among the non-Christian aristocracy, in a Roma aeterna constantly renewing itself despite all the dangers to the empire, found its most sublime expression, based on the recent pacification of southern Gaul by Constantius...." Gruber, Joachim (M√ľnchen).
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Smith's Dictionary

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De reditu suo.