Vibius Sequester (active in the 4th or 5th century AD) is the Latin author of lists of geographical names.
De fluminibus, fontibus, lacubus, nemoribus, gentibus, quorum apud poëtas mentio fit is made up of seven alphabetical lists of geographical names mentioned by poets, especially Virgil, Ovid and Lucan.
Several of the names do not appear in our copies of the poets; unless this is the result of carelessness or ignorance by the compiler, he must have had access to sources no longer extant.
The lists are:
- Flumina (rivers/waterways)
- Fontes (sources)
- Lacus (lakes)
- Nemora (forests)
- Paludes (marshes)
- Montes (mountains)
- Gentes (peoples)
- Older editions include those published in Toulouse (1615); Rotterdam (1711); Paris (1843), and, by Conrad Bursian, Zürich (1867). The text is also in Alexander Riese's Geographi Latini minores (1878). See also Teuffel, History of Roman Literature (Eng. trans., 1900), 445, 1.
- Newer editions include the Teubner edited by R. Gelsomino (1967) and the edition of P.G. Parroni (Milan, 1965).
- On line: de Maussac, Philippe Jacques, ed. (1615). Liber de fluminibus, fontibus, lacubus, nemoribus, gentibus, quorum apud poetas mentio fit. Toulouse.
Notes and references
- Pier Angelo Perotti, "Note a Vibio Sequestre," Giornale italiano di filologia 56 (2004) 87–99.
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