Claudius Claudianus (ca. 370-ca. 404), a Latin rhetorical poet from Alexandria (q.v.), who made a career for himself in the West writing panegyrics for prominent personages such as Theodosios I, Honorios, and Stilicho (qq.v.), who was Claudian's patron. Despite Claudian's great talent, and the many accolades by his contemporaries, much of his poetry seems like bombastic propaganda to modern eyes. Nevertheless, his poems are an important historical source for the first decade of Honorios's reign, including the revolt of Gildo (q.v.), the struggle between Rufinus and Eutropios, and the rise ofAlaric (qq.v.).

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