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In Laudem Iustini Augusti Minoris
In laudem Justini minoris ("In praise of the younger Justin"), in four books, contains the death of Justinian, the coronation of his successor Justin II (November 13, 565); and the early events of his reign. It is preceded by a preface, and a short and fulsome panegyric on Anastasius, the poet's patron. The Laus was published at Antwerp in 1581 by Michael Ruyz Azagra, secr ...more
Hardcover, 242 pages
Published April 15th 2003 by Bloomsbury Academic
(first published January 1976)
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Of African origin, Corippus migrated to Constantinople. His Johannis, an epic poem in eight books, treats the campaign conducted against the insurgent Mauretanians by John Troglita, the Byzantine commander, and is the principal source of knowledge of these events. The poem, written about 550, shows the tenacity of the classical tradition in Africa and the continuance of the poetic revival that too ...moreMore about Flavius Cresconius Corippus...