Memoria dei poeti in Ven. Fort. "carm." VII 12
In Venantius Fortunatus VII 12 poem, the mentioned crowd of characters, eroes, thinkers, poets is placed in the topos of caducity of human moral values and in the problem of their retention after death. In particular, the poets listed at v. 27 are the greatest of classic tradition: Homer and Menander for greeks and, for latins, Virgil and Lysa, this last one a probably text corruption to be emendated with Naso, Ovid. The model of these last examples is Mart. V 10, 7-10 but functional to a thesis, the poetic glory after death, wich draws also on Ovid, although it is controversially contested by Venantius Fortunatus who points at holiness as the true aim of life after death.