FEST Rufy Avien (Avienus, Ruf (i) us Festus)( Latin poet)
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Avien, Rufy Festus; Avienus, Ruf (i) us Festus, in the second half of IV. n. e., Latin poet. Place from a nice kind in Volsinii (Bolsena) in Etruria, he lived in Rome, twice served as proconsul. A. processed and translated into Latin works of ancient Greek literature, and Latin works. Like Cicero, and Germanicus, he shifted the Phenomena of Aratus, which gave the name of Aratus or Aratea; this essay, he has expanded to 700 poems, including a how clarifying the original. Description of the world (Descriptio orbis) is a translation of works of Dionysius Perigeta. It contains much valuable information, but many mistakes that the modern A. specialists could easily fix. The same applies to the partially preserved (approximately. 700 iambic trimeter) works under the name Sea coast (Ora maritima). It contains a description of the coast of Britain, Gaul and Spain along to Marsilius, as well as an essay, this is a recycling of a Greek original, possibly VI in. BC. e., then we have here is one of the most ancient sources of information about Western Europe. Other product A. this type, a collection of myths from Virgil and excerpts from Libya, have disappeared.