Home About Network of subjects Linked subjects heatmap Book indices included Search by subject Search by reference Browse subjects Browse texts

Tiresias: The Ancient Mediterranean Religions Source Database

validated results only / all results

and or

Filtering options: (leave empty for all results)
By author:     
By work:        
By subject:
By additional keyword:       

Results for
Please note: the results are produced through a computerized process which may frequently lead to errors, both in incorrect tagging and in other issues. Please use with caution.
Due to load times, full text fetching is currently attempted for validated results only.
Full texts for Hebrew Bible and rabbinic texts is kindly supplied by Sefaria; for Greek and Latin texts, by Perseus Scaife, for the Quran, by Tanzil.net

For a list of book indices included, see here.

11 results for "asterius"
1. Horace, Sermones, 1.14.2-1.14.3, 1.19.7, 1.22.5, 6.24.14, 6.30.18 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •asterius (bishop of amasea) Found in books: Humfress (2007) 76
2. Eusebius of Caesarea, Life of Constantine, 4.26 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •asterius (bishop of amasea) Found in books: Humfress (2007) 75
4.26. So numerous, indeed, were the benefits of this kind conferred by the emperor on every province, as to afford ample materials to any who might desire to record them. Among these may be instanced those laws which he entirely remodelled, and established on a more equitable basis: the nature of which reform may be briefly and easily explained. The childless were punished under the old law with the forfeiture of their hereditary property, a merciless statute, which dealt with them as positive criminals. The emperor annulled this, and decreed that those so circumstanced should inherit. He regulated the question on the principles of equity and justice, arguing willful transgressors should be chastised with the penalties their crimes deserve. But nature herself denies children to many, who long, perhaps, for a numerous offspring, but are disappointed of their hope by bodily infirmity. Others continue childless, not from any dislike of posterity, but because their ardent love of philosophy renders them averse to the conjugal union. Women, too, consecrated to the service of God, have maintained a pure and spotless virginity, and have devoted themselves, soul and body to a life of entire chastity and holiness. What then? Should this conduct be deemed worthy of punishment, or rather of admiration and praise; since to desire this state is in itself honorable, and to maintain it surpasses the power of unassisted nature? Surely those whose bodily infirmity destroys their hope of offspring are worthy of pity, not of punishment: and he who devotes himself to a higher object calls not for chastisement, but special admiration. On such principles of sound reason did the emperor rectify the defects of this law. Again, with regard to the wills of dying persons, the old laws had ordained that they should be expressed, even at the latest breath, as it were, in certain definite words, and had prescribed the exact form and terms to be employed. This practice had occasioned many fraudulent attempts to hinder the intentions of the deceased from being carried into full effect. As soon as our emperor was aware of these abuses, he reformed this law likewise, declaring that a dying man ought to be permitted to indicate his last wishes in as few words as possible, and in whatever terms he pleased; and to set forth his will in any written form; or even by word of mouth, provided it were done in the presence of proper witnesses, who might be competent faithfully to discharge their trust.
3. Ammianus Marcellinus, History, 29.3.6, 30.4.21 (4th cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •asterius (bishop of amasea) Found in books: Humfress (2007) 55
29.3.6. Africanus, a busy pleader of cases at law in the city, after governing a province, aspired to the rule of another; but when Theodosius, general of the cavalry, supported him in his request, the kind emperor gave this somewhat boorish reply: Go, general, and change his head for him, since he wants a change in his province. And by this pronouncement I.e., use magic arts. an eloquent man lost his life merely for hastening, like many, for advancement. 30.4.21. And they have to deal with judges who sometimes are taught by the sophisms of Philistion or Aesopus, Lindenbrog thought Aesopus was the famous tragic actor, but that seems doubtful because of the connection; cf. xxvi. 6, 15, mimicam cavillationem ; Solinus, ch. x. (on Sicily). Valesius took him to be the celebrated writer of fables; Wagner believed that both Philistion and Aesopus were writers of mimes contemporary with Cicero. rather than reared in the discipline of your Aristides the Just or Cato. Such men, having bought public office for large sums of money, like tiresome creditors prying into the resources of every kind of fortune, shake out booty from other men’s bosoms.
4. Petrus Chrysologus, Sermones, 152.5 (4th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •asterius (bishop of amasea) Found in books: Humfress (2007) 55
5. Theodosius Ii Emperor of Rome, Theodosian Code, 1.4.3, 4.1.1, 4.21.1, 5.1.8, 8.13.6, 8.18.9-8.18.10, 8.19.1, 16.1.3 (5th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •asterius (bishop of amasea) Found in books: Humfress (2007) 75, 76, 182
6. Justinian, Digest, 31.88.17 (5th cent. CE - 6th cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •asterius (bishop of amasea) Found in books: Humfress (2007) 75
7. Sozomenus, Ecclesiastical History, 2.3.10-2.3.11  Tagged with subjects: •asterius (bishop of amasea) Found in books: Humfress (2007) 182
8. Asterius, Homilies, 2.5, 3.8  Tagged with subjects: •asterius (bishop of amasea) Found in books: Humfress (2007) 55, 75, 76
10. Valerian of Cimiez, Homiliae, 20.5  Tagged with subjects: •asterius (bishop of amasea) Found in books: Humfress (2007) 76
11. Epistulae, Historia Ecclesiastica, 5.16  Tagged with subjects: •asterius (bishop of amasea) Found in books: Humfress (2007) 182