- Lucilius Junior
Lucilius Junior, a friend and correspondent of the younger Seneca, probably the author of "Aetna", a poem on the origin of volcanic activity, variously attributed to
Virgil, Cornelius Severus(epic poet of the Augustan age) and Manilius.
Its composition has been placed as far back as
44 BC, on the ground that certain works of art, known to have been removed to Romeabout that date, are referred to as being at a distance from the city. But as the author appears to have known and made use of the "Quaestiones Naturales" of Seneca (written AD 65), and no mention is made of the great eruption of Vesuvius(AD 79), the time of its composition seems to lie between these two dates. In favour of the authorship of Lucilius are the facts that he was a friend of Seneca and acquainted with his writings; that he had for some time held the office of imperial procurator of Sicily, and was thus familiar with the locality; that he was the author of a poem on Sicilian subjects. It is objected that in the 79th letter of Seneca, which is the chief authority on the question, he apparently asks that Lucilius should introduce the hackneyed theme of "Aetna" merely as an episode in his contemplated poem, not make it the subject of separate treatment. The sources of the "Aetna" are Posidonius of Apamea, and perhaps the pseudo-Aristotelian "De Mundo", while there are many reminiscences of Lucretius. It has come down in a very corrupt state, and its difficulties are increased by the unpoetical nature of the subject, the straining after conciseness, and the obtrusive use of metaphor.
* J Scaliger (1595)
* F Jacob (1826)
* HAJ Munro (1867)
Moritz Hauptin his edition of Virgil (1873)
E. Bährensin "Poetae latini minores", ii.
Robinson Ellis(1901), containing a bibliography of the subject
Moriz Haupt, "Opuscula", i. 40, ii. 27, 162, iii. 437 (notes, chiefly critical)
* R. Ellis in "Journal of Philology", xvi. 292
Paul Reinhold Wagler, "De Aetna poemate quaestiones criticae" (1884)
Bronisław Kruczkiewicz, "Poema de Aetna Monte" (1883, in which the ancient view of the authorship of Virgil is upheld)
Ludwig Alzinger, "Studia in Aetnam collata" (1896)
Richard Hildebrandt, "Beitrage zur Erklärung des Gedichtes Aetna" (1900)
Jules Vessereau, "Aetna, poème", (text, translation and commentary, 1905)
Teuffel- Schwabe, "Hist. of Roman Literature" (Eng. trans. §§ 307, 308)1911
Liba Chaia Taub, "Aetna and the moon" (2008)
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Lucilius Junior — Lucilius Iunior (* 6 n. Chr. in Kampanien) war ein römischer Ritter und der Briefpartner des etwa zehn Jahre älteren Seneca in den Epistulae morales, Naturales quaestiones und De providentia. Lucilius wurde 6 n. Chr. in Kampanien geboren und war… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Lucilius — is the nomen of the gens Lucilia of ancient Rome.*Gaius Lucilius, satirist 2nd century BC. Lucilius was credited by Horace and others with originating the genre of satire. *Lucilius Junior, friend and correspondent of the younger Seneca. *The… … Wikipedia
Lucilĭus — Lucilĭus, 1) Gajus, röm. Dichter, geb. um 180 v. Chr. zu Suessa Aurunca in Kampanien, gest. 103 in Neapel, aus begütertem latinischem Rittergeschlecht, lebte in Rom in vertrautestem Verkehr mit dem jüngern Scipio, den er auch in den… … Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon
Naturales quaestiones — is an encyclopedia of the natural world written by Seneca around 65 AD. It is much shorter than the Naturalis Historia produced by Pliny the Elder some ten years later, however. Ancient bust of Seneca, part of a double herm (Antikensammlung… … Wikipedia
Seneca the Younger — Ancient bust of Seneca, part of a double herm (Antikensammlung Berlin) Lucius Annaeus Seneca (often known simply as Seneca) (ca. 4 BC – 65 AD) was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and in one work humorist, of the Silver Age of… … Wikipedia
Classical Latin — Latinitas Latin inscription in the Colosseum … Wikipedia
Docendo discimus — Docendo discimus, (Latin by teaching, we learn). Seneca the Younger (c. 4 BC – 65 AD) says in his letters to Lucilius Junior that we are learning if we teach (epistulae morales I, 7, 8). Docendo discimus is the motto of the following institutions … Wikipedia
Docendo discimus — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Docendo discimus, (Latin enseñando, aprendemos). (c. 4 AC – 65 DC) dice en sus cartas a Lucilius Junior que aprendemos si enseñamos (epistulae morales I, 7, 8). Docendo discimus es el motto de Universidad Stranmillis … Wikipedia Español
Liste der Biografien/Lu — Biografien: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q … Deutsch Wikipedia
Timon of Athens — comedies.Date and textThe play has caused considerable debate among scholars. It is oddly constructed, with several lacunae (gaps), and for this reason, it is often described as unfinished, multi authored, and/or experimental. As a result, no… … Wikipedia