Tibullus Biography and Poems
Tibullus Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Tibullus, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by Tibullus, as well as, a video biography...if available.
Albius Tibullus (ca. 55 BC – 19 BC) was a Latin poet and writer of elegies. Little is known about his life. His first and second books of poetry are extant; many other texts attributed to Tibullus are of questionable origins. There are only a few references to him in later writers and a short Life of doubtful authority. His praenomen is not known, nor is his birthplace and his gentile name has been questioned. His status was probably that of a Roman knight (so the Life affirms); and he had inherited a considerable estate. But, like Virgil, Horace and Propertius, he seems to have lost most of it in 41 BC amongst the confiscations of Mark Antony and Octavian .
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