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Ausonius : Volume 1 : Book 1-17 : Loeb Classical Library   - Decimus Magnus Ausonius

Ausonius : Volume 1 : Book 1-17

Loeb Classical Library

By: Decimus Magnus Ausonius, H.G.E-. White (Transcribed by)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1989
ISBN: 9780674991071
Number Of Pages: 448

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Ausonius (Decimus Magnus), ca. 310–ca. 395 CE, a doctor's son, was born at Burdigala (Bordeaux). After a good education in grammar and rhetoric and a short period during which he was an advocate, he took to teaching rhetoric in a school which he began in 334. Among his students was Paulinus, who was afterwards Bishop of Nola; and he seems to have become some sort of Christian himself. Thirty years later Ausonius was called by Emperor Valentinian to be tutor to Gratian, who subsequently as emperor conferred on him honours including a consulship in 379. In 383, after Gratian's murder, Ausonius retired to Bordeaux.

Ausonius's surviving works, some with deep feeling, some composed it seems for fun, some didactic, include much poetry: poems about himself and family, notably "The Daily Round"; epitaphs on heroes in the Trojan War, memorials on Roman emperors, and epigrams on various subjects; poems about famous cities and about friends and colleagues. "The Moselle," a description of that river, is among the most admired of his poems. There is also an address of thanks to Gratian for the consulship.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Ausonius is in two volumes; the second includes Eucharisticus ("Thanksgiving") by Paulinus Pellaeus.

A Cargo Of Wine On The Moselle
Prefatory Pieces
The Daily Round Or The Doings Of A Whole Day
Personal Poems
Poems Commemorating The Professors Of Bordeaux
Epitaphs On The Heroes Who Took Part In The Trojan War
The Eclogues
Cupid Crucified
The Moselle
The Order Of Famous Cities
The Technopaegnion
The Masque Of The Seven Sages
Ausonius On The Twelve Caesars Whose Lives Were Written By Suetonius Tranquillus
Conclusion Of The Book Of Annals
A Riddle Of The Number Three
A Nuptial Cento
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ISBN: 9780674991071
ISBN-10: 0674991079
Series: In Two Volumes : Book 1
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 1st July 1989
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.15 x 11.43  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.27

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