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Works : v. 2 - Decimus Magnus Ausonius

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1989
ISBN: 9780674991279
Number Of Pages: 367

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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.

Book XVIII
Epigrams Of Ausonius On Various Matters
The Thanksgiving Of Ausonius Of Bordeaux
The Vasate
For His Consulship
Addressed To The Emperor Gratian
Appendix To Ausonius
The Eucharisticus Of Paulinus PellĀ Us
Index
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ISBN: 9780674991279
ISBN-10: 0674991273
Series: Loeb Classical Library : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 367
Published: 1st July 1989
Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.15 x 11.43  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.32

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