Marcus Argentarius

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Marcus Argentarius (Greek: Μάρκος Ἀργεντάριος) is the author of about thirty epigrams in the Greek Anthology, most of which are erotic, and some are plays on words. We may infer from his style that he did not live before the time of the Roman Empire, but nothing more is known of his age. The most famous of his poems opens "Love is not ... ".


  • Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Jacobs, Anthol. Graec. XIII. pp. 860–861.
  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "M. Argentarius". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. p. 280.

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