Gaius Valgius Rufus, Latin poet, friend of Horace and Maecenas, was suffect consul of the Roman Empire in 12 BC. He was known as a writer of elegies and epigrams, and his contemporaries believed him capable of great things in epic writing. The author of the panegyric on Messalla declares Rufus to be the only poet fitted to be the great man's Homer.

Property Value
dbo:abstract
  • Gaius Valgius Rufus, Latin poet, friend of Horace and Maecenas, was suffect consul of the Roman Empire in 12 BC. He was known as a writer of elegies and epigrams, and his contemporaries believed him capable of great things in epic writing. The author of the panegyric on Messalla declares Rufus to be the only poet fitted to be the great man's Homer. Rufus did not, however, confine himself to poetry. He discussed grammatical questions by correspondence, translated the rhetorical manual of his teacher Apollodorus of Pergamon, and began a treatise on medicinal plants, dedicated to Augustus. Horace addressed to him the ninth ode of the second book. (en)
dbo:wikiPageEditLink
dbo:wikiPageExtracted
  • 2019-06-20 06:49:25Z (xsd:date)
dbo:wikiPageHistoryLink
dbo:wikiPageID
  • 1257144 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageLength
  • 2060 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageModified
  • 2018-06-07 19:37:13Z (xsd:date)
dbo:wikiPageOutDegree
  • 27 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageRevisionID
  • 844876081 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageRevisionLink
dbp:wikiPageUsesTemplate
dct:subject
rdf:type
rdfs:comment
  • Gaius Valgius Rufus, Latin poet, friend of Horace and Maecenas, was suffect consul of the Roman Empire in 12 BC. He was known as a writer of elegies and epigrams, and his contemporaries believed him capable of great things in epic writing. The author of the panegyric on Messalla declares Rufus to be the only poet fitted to be the great man's Homer. (en)
rdfs:label
  • Valgius Rufus (en)
owl:sameAs
foaf:gender
  • male (en)
foaf:isPrimaryTopicOf
is dbo:wikiPageRedirects of
is foaf:primaryTopic of