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“He was endowed with the rare and precious talent of raising the
meanest, of adorning the most barren, and of diversifying the
most similar topics.”
Gibbon.

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Claudian, the latest of the Roman Classicks, who flourished at the close of the fourth and in the beginning of the fifth century, to whom a statue of brass was raised in the Forum of Trajan, even in his life-time, by the reigning emperors, (Arcadius and Honorius,) at the request of the Senate, with an inscription which styled him (to use the original expression) praegloriosissimo poetarum, who has been allowed by Strada to contend with the five heroick poets, Lucretius, Virgil, Ovid, Lucan, and Statius, and whose admirers are numerous and passionate, has been suffered to remain without a translation in our language It must be admitted, however, that a few parts have received an English dress; but it is believed that no general version has ever appeared: no industry at least on

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