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Sidonius Apollinaris, Letters, 1.7-1.8


nanVII To his friend Vincentius [468 CE] THE case of Arvandus distresses me, nor do I conceal my distress, for it is our emperor's crowning praise that a condemned prisoner may have friends who need not hide their friendship. I was more intimate with this man than it was safe to be with one so light and so unstable, witness the odium lately kindled against me on his account, the flame of which has scorched me for this lapse from prudence. [2] But since I had given my friendship, honour bound me fast, though he on his side has no steadfastness at all; I say this because it is the truth and not to strike him when he is down. For he despised friendly advice and made himself throughout the sport of fortune; the marvel to me is, not that he fell at last, but that he ever stood so long. How often he would boast of weathering adversity, when we, with a less superficial sense of things, deplored the sure disaster of his rashness, unable to call happy any man who only sometimes and not always deserves the name.


nanVIII To his friend Candidianus [468 CE] You congratulate me on my prolonged stay at Rome, though I note the touch of irony, and your wit at my expense. You say you are glad your old friend has at last seen the sun, since on the Arar his chances of a good look at it are few and far between. You abuse my misty Lyons, and deplore the days so cloaked by morning fog that the full heat of noon can scarcely unveil them. [2] Now does this nonsense fitly come from a native of that oven of a town Cesena? You have shown your real opinion of your charming and convenient natal soil by leaving it. The midges of Po may pierce your ears; the city frogs may croak and swarm on every side, but you know very well that you are better off in exile at Ravenna than at home. In that marsh of yours the laws of everything are always the wrong way about; the waters stand and the walls fall, the towers float and the ships stick fast, the sick man walks and the doctor lies abed, the baths are chill and the houses blaze, the dead swim and the quick are dry, the powers are asleep and the thieves wide awake, the clergy live by usury and the Syrian chants the Psalms, business men turn soldiers and soldiers business men, old fellows play ball and young fellows hazard, eunuchs take to arms and rough allies to letters. [3] And that is the kind of city you choose to settle in, a place that may boast a territory but little solid ground. Be kinder, therefore, to Transalpines who never provoked you; their climate wins too cheap a triumph if it shines only by comparison with such as yours. Farewell.
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1. New Testament, Acts, 8.18-8.24 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

8.18. Now when Simon saw that the Holy Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money 8.19. saying, "Give me also this power, that whoever I lay my hands on may receive the Holy Spirit. 8.20. But Peter said to him, "May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money! 8.21. You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart isn't right before God. 8.22. Repent therefore of this, your wickedness, and ask God if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you. 8.23. For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bondage of iniquity. 8.24. Simon answered, "Pray for me to the Lord, that none of the things which you have spoken come on me.
2. New Testament, Luke, 1.5-1.17 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

1.5. There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the priestly division of Abijah. He had a wife of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. 1.6. They were both righteous before God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and ordices of the Lord. 1.7. But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they both were well advanced in years. 1.8. Now it happened, while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his division 1.9. according to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to enter into the temple of the Lord and burn incense. 1.10. The whole multitude of the people were praying outside at the hour of incense. 1.11. An angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing on the right side of the altar of incense. 1.12. Zacharias was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him. 1.13. But the angel said to him, "Don't be afraid, Zacharias, because your request has been heard, and your wife, Elizabeth, will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John. 1.14. You will have joy and gladness; and many will rejoice at his birth. 1.15. For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and he will drink no wine nor strong drink. He will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb. 1.16. He will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord, their God. 1.17. He will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, 'to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,' and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
3. Plutarch, Agesilaus, 33.4 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

4. Porphyry, On Abstinence, 2.9 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

2.9. 9.The sacrifice, therefore, through animals is posterior and most recent, and originated from a cause which is not of a pleasing nature, like that of the sacrifice from fruits, but received its commencement either from famine, or some other unfortunate circumstance. The causes, indeed, of the peculiar mactations among the Athenians, had their beginning, either in ignorance, or anger, or fear. For the slaughter of swine is attributed to an involuntary error of Clymene, who, by unintentionally striking, slew the animal. Hence her husband, being terrified as if he had perpetrated an illegal deed, consulted the oracle of the Pythian God about it. But as the God did not condemn what had happened, the slaughter of animals was afterwards considered as a thing of an indifferent nature. The inspector, however, of sacred rites, who was the offspring of prophets, wishing to make an offering of first-fruits from sheep, was permitted to do so, it is said, by an oracle, but with much caution and fear. For the oracle was as follows:--- "offspring of prophets, sheep by force to slay, The Gods permit not thee: but with wash'd hands For thee 'tis lawful any sheep to kill, That dies a voluntary death." SPAN
5. Sidonius Apollinaris, Carmina, 2 (5th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

6. Sidonius Apollinaris, Letters, 1.1-1.6, 1.8-1.11, 2.9, 3.1-3.2, 4.22, 5.3, 5.5, 5.17, 6.1, 7.5-7.6, 7.8-7.9, 7.12, 8.3, 8.9, 9.3, 9.13, 9.15 (5th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

7. Epigraphy, Lsam, 72, 59

8. Epigraphy, Lscg, 161, 55, 126

9. Fronto, Ad M. Caesarem Et Invicem, 1.3



Subjects of this text:

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agricola Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 141; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 141
altman, j. Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 60; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 60
alypia Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 105; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 105
amicitia Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 6, 67, 119, 143; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 6, 67, 119, 143
anthemius Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 6, 67; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 6, 67
apollinaris (uncle) Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 119; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 119
arianism Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 98; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 98
arvandus Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 6, 10, 60, 67, 98, 105, 141, 147, 152; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 6, 10, 60, 67, 98, 105, 141, 147, 152
astrology Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 98; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 98
augustine Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 6; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 6
auxanius Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 143, 147, 152; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 143, 147, 152
bourges Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 141; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 141
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
churches Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 141; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 141
cicero Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 147; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 147
closure Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 98; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 98
constantius Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 119; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 119
controversy, allusions Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 152; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 152
controversy, leadership Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 6; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 6
dating Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 21, 60, 76; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 21, 60, 76
diegesis Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 147; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 147
games Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 152; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 152
genette, g. Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 147; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 147
julius nepos Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 105; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 105
lampridius, visigothic influence Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 98; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 98
law Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 143, 146, 147; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 143, 146, 147
leo (visigothic adviser) Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 21; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 21
lyon Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 141; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 141
majorian Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 21; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 21
mimesis Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 147; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 147
otium' Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 76
otium Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 76
pliny, allusions Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 146; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 146
pliny, as a model Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 21, 60; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 21, 60
pliny, epistulae Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 147; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 147
ricimer, wedding Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 67; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 67
rome (city) Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 6, 10, 105; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 6, 10, 105
seneca Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 76; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 76
sidonius, episcopacy Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 119; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 119
sidonius, epistulae Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 10; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 10
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, persona Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 119, 143, 152; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 119, 143, 152
sidonius, praefectus urbis Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 6, 20, 21, 60, 67; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 6, 20, 21, 60, 67
sidonius, villa (avitacum) Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 76; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 76
simplicius (son of eulogius) Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 152; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 152
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
visigoths, euric Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 143; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 143
visigoths, theodoric ii Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 141; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 141
visigoths Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 10, 21, 60, 98, 119, 141; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 10, 21, 60, 98, 119, 141