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Marcus Furius Bibaculus (103 BC – ? BC), Roman poet, flourished during the last century of the Republic.

According to Jerome, he was born at Cremona, and probably lived to a great age. He wrote satirical poems after the manner of Catullus, whose bitterness he rivaled, according to Quintilian (Instit. x.i.196), in his iambics. He even attacked Augustus (and perhaps Caesar), who treated the matter with indifference. He was also author of prose Lucubrationes and perhaps of an epic poem on Caesar’s Gallic wars (Pragmatia Belli Gallici).

Otto Ribbeck attributes to him one of the shorter poems usually assigned to Virgil. It is doubtful whether he is the person ridiculed by Horace (Satires, ii.5.40) and whether he is identical with the turgidus Alpinus (Satires, i.10.36), the author of an Aethiopis dealing with the life and death of Memnon and of a poem on the Rhine. Some critics, on the ground that Horace would not have ventured to attack so dangerous an adversary, assume the existence of a poet whose real name was Furius (or Cornelius) Alpinus. Bibaculus was ridiculed for his high-flown and exaggerated style and manner of expression.

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References[edit]

See Weichert, “De M. Furio Bibaculo,” in his Poetarum Latinorum Reliquiae (1830); fragments in L. Müller’s edition of Catullus in the Teubner Series (1870).


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io9
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:43:53 -0700

Catullus' Carmen 16, sometimes referred to by its first line, "Paedicabo ego vos et irrumabo," is only of several poems addressed to two men: Marcus Furius Bibaculus (who had an affair with Catullus' young male lover Juventius) and Marcus Aurelius ...

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World Socialist Web Site
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 00:12:51 -0700

To give a sense of how much had been lost, Greenblatt quotes Roman rhetorician Quintilian's praise for the works of Macer, Lucretius, Varro of Atax, Cornelius Severus, Saleius Bassus, Gaius Rabirius, Albinovanus Pedo, Marcus Furius Bibaculus, Lucius ...

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Thu, 12 Jun 2014 06:04:03 -0700

Au Ier siècle avant J.C., le poète Catulle (Catullus en romain) est en embrouille avec deux types qui ont mis en cause sa virilité : Marcus Furius Bibaculus (qui a eu une aventure avec son jeune amant Juventius), et un certain Marcus Aurelius Cotta ...
 
Akşam
Sat, 14 May 2011 17:22:25 -0700

Şiirlerini adadığı kişilerden de anlaşılacağı gibi kendisi gibi şair olan Gaius Licinius Macer Calvus, Marcus Furius Bibaculus ve Caius Helvius Cinna'nın yanı sıra ilk söylevini henüz on dokuz yaşında verdikten 1 yıl sonra tacı kardeşi tarafından ...
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