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The Roman Callimachus
Dante's guide through the underworld
Tutor of M. Aurelius and L. Verus
His style was described by Quintilian as 'lactea ubertas'
Pliny the Younger and Septicius Clarus were his patrons
Wrote the longest (and worst) Latin epic
Best friends with T. Pomponius
Sued by his in-laws for witchcraft
Lost his father when he was 6, died when he was only about 28
Only author to have his bust displayed in Asinius Pollio's public library
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Forced D. Laberius to act in one of his own mimes
Recalled from exile (in Corsica) to tutor Nero
Last Latin author to write both comedy and tragedy
Fell into disgrace with Augustus and killed himself in 26 B.C.
Died in Bethlehem in either A.D. 419 or 420
Horace refers to him as 'mea lucerna'
Wrote comedies that are sometimes attributed to one of his patrons, either Scipio Aemilianus or Laelius
First state professor of rhetoric, with annual salary of 100,000 sesterces
Invokes Venus at the beginning of his work that argues against divine intervention

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