Ennius annalium fragmenta 404-405

Reference basis text: O. Skutsch, 1985

Editing of the digital edition: P. Mastandrea, S. Arrigoni, 2014

Data insertion and check: S. Arrigoni

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404

Reges per regnum statuasque sepulcraque quaerunt,

405

Aedificant nomen, summa nituntur opum ui

411-412 V.² = 432-433 Fl.

Macr. sat. 6, 1, 17: "summa nituntur opum ui" (Verg. Aen. 12, 552). Ennius in quarto (151) [...], et in sexto decimo "reges per regnum statuasque sepulcraque quaerunt, aedificant nomen, summa nituntur opum ui".

Cf. Serv. Aen. 12, 552: SVMMA NITVNTVR OPVM VI hemistichium est Ennianum.