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Sidonius Apollinaris, Letters, 2.1


nanBOOK II To [his brother-in-law] Ecdicius [c. 470 CE] YOUR countrymen of Arverni suffer equally from two evils. 'What are those?' you ask. Seronatus' presence, and your own absence. Seronatus — his very name first calls for notice; I think that when he was so named, a prescient fortune must have played with contradictions, as our predecessors did, who by antiphrasis used the root of 'beautiful' in their word for war, the most hideous thing on earth; and, with no less perversity, the root of mercy in their name for Fate, because Fate never spares. This Catiline of our day is just returned from the region of the Aturris [Adour] to blend in whole confusion the fortune and the blood of unhappy victims which down there he had only pledged himself in part to shed. [2] You must know that his long-dissembled savagery comes daily further into the light. His spite affronts the day; his dissimulation was abject as his arrogance is servile. He commands like a despot; no tyrant more exacting than he, no judge more peremptory in sentence, no barbarian falser in false witness. The livelong day he goes armed from cowardice, and starving from pure meanness. Greed makes him formidable, and vanity cruel; he continually commits himself the very thefts he punishes in others. To the universal amusement he will rant of war in a civilian company, and of literature among Goths. Though he barely knows the alphabet, he has the conceit to dictate letters in public and the impudence to revise them under the same conditions.


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1. Herodotus, Histories, 5.83 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

5.83. Now at this time, as before it, the Aeginetans were in all matters still subject to the Epidaurians and even crossed to Epidaurus for the hearing of their own private lawsuits. From this time, however, they began to build ships, and stubbornly revolted from the Epidaurians. ,In the course of this struggle, they did the Epidaurians much damage and stole their images of Damia and Auxesia. These they took away and set them up in the middle of their own country at a place called Oea, about twenty furlongs distant from their city. ,Having set them up in this place they sought their favor with sacrifices and female choruses in the satirical and abusive mode. Ten men were appointed providers of a chorus for each of the deities, and the choruses aimed their raillery not at any men but at the women of the country. The Epidaurians too had the same rites, and they have certain secret rites as well.
2. Sallust, Catiline, 22.1 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

3. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2.30.4 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

2.30.4. The Mount of all the Greeks, except for the sanctuary of Zeus, has, I found, nothing else worthy of mention. This sanctuary, they say, was made for Zeus by Aeacus. The story of Auxesia and Damia, how the Epidaurians suffered from drought, how in obedience to an oracle they had these wooden images made of olive wood that they received from the Athenians, how the Epidaurians left off paying to the Athenians what they had agreed to pay, on the ground that the Aeginetans had the images, how the Athenians perished who crossed over to Aegina to fetch them—all this, as Herodotus Hdt. 5.82-87 has described it accurately and in detail, I have no intention of relating, because the story has been well told already; but I will add that I saw the images, and sacrificed to them in the same way as it is customary to sacrifice at Eleusis .
4. Sidonius Apollinaris, Letters, 1.2, 1.9, 3.1, 3.13, 5.13, 7.7, 7.9, 8.9, 9.12-9.16 (5th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

5. John of Antioch, Fragments, 202 (6th cent. CE - 7th cent. CE)

6. John of Antioch, Fragments, 202 (6th cent. CE - 7th cent. CE)

7. John of Antioch, Fragments, 202 (6th cent. CE - 7th cent. CE)

8. Epigraphy, Seg, 54.214

9. Epigraphy, Ig, 12.4.278



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
alypia Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 107; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 107
arvandus Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 93; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 93
avitus, reign Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 106; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 106
dating Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 106; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 106
humour, name puns Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 94; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 94
jerome Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 93; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 93
law Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 93; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 93
paideia' Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 94
paideia Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 94
petronius maximus (emperor) Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 106; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 106
pliny, as a model Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 94; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 94
proculus Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 159; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 159
ricimer, wedding Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 107; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 107
sallust, allusions Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 94; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 94
seneca Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 159; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 159
sidonius, episcopacy Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 94; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 94
sidonius, persona Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 159; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 159
visigoths, theodoric ii Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 93; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 93
visigoths Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 93, 106; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 93, 106