The two couplets of Prop. 2.34.91-92 and Ov. amor. 3.9.63-64 can be read as important testimonies in the complex debate on the Virgilian laudes Galli, at the end of the Georgics. Both are related to the death of Gallus and throw light on the reactions of the contemporaries to the suicide of the elegist and the emotional context of the moment. On this basis even the alleged elimination of the laudes Galli by Virgil can be explained in a new perspective.