An English epigrammist
once said that power intoxicates the soft heart, as wine the strong head.
Trubiano references the impressive list of genres that Flaiano operated in (as a "[j]ournalist, scriptwriter, novelist, dramatist, theater and film critic, epigrammist
, satirist, and moralist") which caused him to be labeled by some as an "irregular literary figure" (23).
A member of his city's elite, Crinagoras was also an epigrammist
whose subjects included prominent Romans and members of the Augustan household, a literary record which, in combination with the poet's status in Mytilene, justifies the conclusion that Crinagoras was `acceptable in the highest society at Rome'.(69) It is worth contrasting with Poem 65 Crinagoras' poem to the ill-starred M.