Claudian (Claudius Ciaudiauus), an epic poet, born at Alexandria about 305, flourished in the reigns of Theodosius the Great and his two sons, Honorius and Arcadius. His education was Greek, but when grown up to manhood he went to Rome, and attached himself to Stilicho, the virtual ruler of the West on the division of the empire, with whom he became a great favorite, arriving at high honors; the great influence he possessed is proved by a statue erected in his honor discovered at Rome in the 15th century. He returned late in life to Egypt, and probably died there. His poems are very numerous, epics, lyrics, and panegyrics. Some of his epics are the Be Rajttu Proserpina, in three cantos, not quite complete; its great defect consists in making the subject a historical event; the Gi-gantomacliia, a fragment extending to 128 lines only; Be Bello Gildonico, describing the victories of Honorius; and Be Bello Getico or Pollentino, in which is described the victory of Stilicho over Alaric the Visigoth, near Pol-lentia, in 403. Claudian addressed many panegyrics to the distinguished men of his age, as Be Laudibus Stilickonis, in three books, Be Bello Getico making the fourth; three books upon the third, fourth, and sixth consulships of Honorius; and In Rufinum. The best edition of his works is that of the younger Burmann (Amsterdam, 1760). The first volume of a good edition by Konig appeared in Gottingen in 1808, and a metrical English translation of his whole works in London in 1817.