SURNAMED ATACINUS PUBLIUS TERENTIUS VARRO
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from Atax in Narbonese Gaul, his birthplace. A Roman poet; born about 82 B. C.; died about 37 B. C. His works, of which but small fragments remain, are: "The Sequanian War", an epic celebrating the exploits of Caesar in Gaul; some "Satires", of which Horace speaks slightingly; "The Argonauts", an epic in imitation of Apollonius Rhodius, highly praised by Ovid; a number of other imitations of Greek poets, among them "Chorography", a didactic poem on geography, and "Ephemeris", a poem on weather prognostics.
By Charles Dudley Warner
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