PAMPREPIOS OF PANOPOLIS (440-484), poet. He was born in Panopolis (AKHMIM), and studied philosophy in Alexandria and Athens with the avowedly pagan disciples who gathered around the philosophers of the day (Rémondon, 1952). After a stay in Byzantium, where he perhaps rose as high as consul (Asmus, 1913; von Haehling, 1980), he went in 483-484 to Egypt, to win the heathen for the rebel Illus. At the end of November or beginning of December 484 he died with the rebel. He ranks as the last pagan poet, influenced by NONNOS OF PANOPOLIS. According to the Suda (Adler, 1967-1971, 4.13.26f.), he wrote Etymologion apodosis and Isaurika Katalogaden. Both works are lost. Fragments have survived of a description of a late autumn day and of an Encomium on the patrician Theagenes (Livrea, in Krause, 1979) in hexameters modeled on those of Nonnos.
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