ASTERIUS TURCIUS RUFUS

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ASTERIUS TURCIUS RUFUS d. after 494. Roman patrician and a Christian 2nd half 5th c.. From 476–483 his name was inscribed on a seat of the Flavian amphitheater. He was comes, praefectus Urbi and consul in 494. An educated, expert and passionate man of letters, during the year of his consulate he collated a manuscript of Virgil’s Eclogues, which he published 21 April that year. Asterius included some of his own verses in this edition, which he says he completed despite the distraction of organizing the consular ludi. Shortly later perhaps still in 494 Asterius published Sedulius’s Carmen Paschale CSEL 10, VII: libri recolliti adunatique sunt a Tuscio Rufo Asterio  editore librorum. The Christian poet, in an epigram dedicated to Asterius, praises the editor’s work, cuius ope et cura the five books of his Carmen edita sunt populis. Sedulius, Carmen Paschale: CSEL 10 ed. J. Huemer, VII and 307; PLRE 2, Cambridge 1980 J.R. Martindale, 173, Asterius 11; PCBE 2 dir. C. Pietri and L. Pietri, L’Italie chrétienne 313- 604, Rome 1999, 210, Asterius 13. 

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ASTERIUS TURCIUS RUFUS

The Project Gutenberg eBook of The Letters of Cassiodorus, trans … holidaymapq

ASTERIUS TURCIUS RUFUS

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