4th Century in Poetry

4th Century In Poetry

Dates Unknown:

  • Avienus, Volsinii, Etruria, writing in Latin
  • Nonnus, Egypt, writing in Greek
  • Quintus Smyrnaeus, writing in Greek
  • Tryphiodorus, Egypt, writing in Greek
  • Palladas, Alexandria, Egypt, writing in Greek

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