Asterius, Turcius Rufus

Asterius, Turcius Rufus was a patrician who, in 494, enjoyed the consular dignity together with Flavius Prsesidius. He is plainly different from Flavius Asturius, who was consul in 449, although sometimes confounded with him. When out of office he edited some poems of Sedulius, and among them a Collection of the Old and New Testaments, in elegiac verse, which has sometimes appeared under the name of Asterius himself, as in the Bibl. Patr. 9:464, and which some writers maintain to be the actual work of Asterius. See Cave, Hist. Lit. i, 464.

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