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Sidonius Apollinaris, Letters, 1.10-1.11


nanX To his friend Campanianus [468 CE] THE Intendant of Supplies has personally presented the letter in which you commend him as your old friend to my new judgement. I am greatly indebted to him, but most of all to yourself for this evidence of your resolve to assume my friendship certain and proof against all suspicion. I welcome, I eagerly embrace this opportunity of acquaintance, and of intimacy, since my desire to oblige you cannot but draw closer the bonds which already unite us. [2] But please commend me in my turn to his vigilant care, commend, that is, my cause and my repute. For I rather fear that there may be an uproar in the theatres if the supplies of grain run short, and that the hunger of all the Romans will be laid to my account. I am on the point of dispatching him immediately to the harbour in person, because news is to hand that five ships from Brindisi have put in at Ostia laden with wheat and honey. A stroke of energy on his part, and we should have these cargoes ready in no time for the expectant crowds; he would win my favour, I the people's, and he and I together yours. Farewell.


nanXI To his friend Montius [About 461-7 CE] ON the eve of your departure to visit your Sequani, most eloquent of friends, you ask me for a copy of a certain satire, assuming it really of my composition. I must say the request surprises me; it is not nice to jump to a false conclusion about a friend's conduct in this manner. It is so likely — is it not? — that at my then age and with my total lack of leisure, I should devote my energies to a kind of literature which it would have been presumptuous in a young man doing his service to compose, and assuredly perilous to publish. Why, a mere nodding acquaintance with a grammarian would suffice to recall the advice of the Calabrian: 'Against the libellous poet, is there not remedy of law and sentence?'


Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

4 results
1. Plutarch, Agesilaus, 33.4 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

2. Sidonius Apollinaris, Letters, 1.1-1.8, 1.11, 2.2, 4.22, 5.5, 6.1, 7.5, 7.8-7.9, 7.18, 8.1, 8.3, 8.16, 9.11, 9.13 (5th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

3. Epigraphy, Lscg, 161, 172, 52, 60, 126

4. Epigraphy, Ngsl, 3



Subjects of this text:

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altman, j. Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 60; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 60
amicitia Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 67; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 67
anthemius Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 67, 174; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 67, 174
arvandus Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 60, 66, 67; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 60, 66, 67
brundisium Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 67; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 67
burgundians Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 21; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 21
campanianus Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 67; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 67
constantius Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 174; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 174
dating Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 21, 60, 174; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 21, 60, 174
humour, name puns Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 174; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 174
leo (visigothic adviser) Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 21; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 21
majorian Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 21; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 21
petronius Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 174; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 174
pietas' Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 66
pietas Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 66
pliny, as a model Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 21, 60, 174; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 21, 60, 174
ricimer, wedding Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 67; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 67
sidonius, episcopacy Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 174; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 174
sidonius, literary style Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 20; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 20
sidonius, praefectus urbis Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 20, 21, 60, 67, 174; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 20, 21, 60, 67, 174
syagrius Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 21; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 21
symmachus Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 60, 67; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 60, 67
vandals Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 66; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 66
virgil, allusions Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 174; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 174
visigoths Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 21, 60; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 21, 60