Aemilius Magnus Arborius

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Aemilius Magnus Arborius (4th century) was a Gallo-Roman Latin poet and professor. He was the author of a poem in ninety-two lines in elegiac verse, titled Ad Nympham nimis cultam, which contains many expressions taken from the older poets, and bears the traces of the laboured artificiality which characterizes most Latin poetry of the fourth century. The poem was reprinted in several later anthologies.

The author of it was a rhetorician at Tolosa (Toulouse) in Gaul. He was the maternal uncle of the poet Ausonius, who in his Parentalia praises him and mentions that he enjoyed the friendship of the brothers of emperor Constantine I, when they lived at Tolosa, and was afterwards called to Constantinople to superintend the education of one of the Caesars.[1][2]


  1. ^ Ausonius. Parent. iii., Profess. xvi.
  2. ^ Smith, William (1867), "Arborius, Aemilius Magnus", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1, Boston, pp. 256–257 

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.