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Heathcote William Garrod, comp. (1878–1960).  The Oxford Book of Latin Verse.  1912.
 
Vergil and Homer
 
Alcimius (fl. 354 A.D.)
 
 
i

DE numero uatum si quis seponat Homerum,
  proximus a primo tunc Maro primus erit.
at si post primum Maro seponatur Homerum,
  longe erit a primo, quisque secundus erit.
 
ii

Maeonio uati qui par aut proximus esset,
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  consultus Paean risit et haec cecinit;
si potuit nasci, quem tu sequereris, Homere,
  nascetur, qui te possit, Homere, sequi.
 

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