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

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