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Sidonius Apollinaris, Letters, 1.9-1.10


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.


nanIX To his friend Herenius [468 CE] THE patrician Ricimer well married, and the wealth of both empires blown to the winds in the process, the community has at last resumed its sober senses and opened door and field again to business. Even before this happened I had already been made welcome to the home of the prefectorian Paul, and enjoyed the friendliest and most hospitable treatment in a house no less respectable for piety than learning. I do not know the man more eminent in every kind of accomplishment than my host. I am amazed when I think of the subtleties which he propounds, the figures of rhetoric adorning his judgements, the polish of his verses, the wonders which his fingers can perform. And over and above this encyclopaedic knowledge, he has a still better possession, a conscience superior even to all this science. Naturally, my first inquiries as to possible avenues to court-favour were addressed to him; with him I discuss the likeliest patrons for the advancement of our hopes. [2] There is, however, little need to hesitate; the number of those whose influence merits our consideration is so small. There are, indeed, many senators of wealth and birth, ripe in experience, helpful in counsel, all of the highest rank, and equal in real consideration. But without disparagement to others, we found two consulars, Gennadius Avienus and Caecina Basilius, in enjoyment of a peculiar eminence, and conspicuous above the rest; if you leave out of the account the great military officers, these two members of the exalted order easily come next to the emperor himself. We found them both deserving of the highest admiration; but their characters were very different; what resemblance there was rested rather on inborn than acquired qualities. Let me give you a short description of the pair.


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