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Sidonius Apollinaris, Letters, 2.2


nanII T0 his friend Domitius [461-7(?)] You attack me for staying in the country; I might with greater reason complain of you for lingering in town. Spring already gives place to summer; the sun has travelled his full range to the Tropic of Cancer and now advances on his journey towards the pole. Why should I waste words upon the climate which we here enjoy? The Creator has so placed us that we are exposed to the afternoon heats. Enough said; the whole world glows; the snow is melting on the Alps; the earth is seamed with gaping heat-cracks. The fords are nothing but dry gravel, the banks hard mud, the plains dust; the running streams languish and hardly drag themselves along; as for the water, hot is not the word; it boils. [2] We are all perspiring in light silks or linens; but there you stay at Ameria all swathed up under your great gown, buried in a deep chair, and setting with many yawns 'My mother was a Samian' to pupils paler from the heat than from any fear of you. As you love your health, get away at once from your suffocating alleys, join our household as the most welcome of all guests, and in this most temperate of retreats evade the intemperate dog-star.


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1. Aeschylus, Suppliant Women, 677, 676 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

676. Ἄρτεμιν δʼ Ἑκάταν γυναι-
2. Horace, Odes, 1.17, 2.13, 3.16, 3.29, 4.11 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

1.17. 6. To write concerning the Antiquities of the Jews, who they were [originally], and how they revolted from the Egyptians, and what country they traveled over, and what countries they seized upon afterward, and how they were removed out of them, I think this not to be a fit opportunity, and, on other accounts, also superfluous; and this because many Jews before me have composed the histories of our ancestors very exactly; as have some of the Greeks done it also, and have translated our histories into their own tongue, and have not much mistaken the truth in their histories. 1.17. He also parted the whole nation into five conventions, assigning one portion to Jerusalem, another to Gadara, that another should belong to Amathus, a fourth to Jericho, and to the fifth division was allotted Sepphoris, a city of Galilee. So the people were glad to be thus freed from monarchical government, and were governed for the future by an aristocracy. 2.13. who, falling upon them on the sudden, as they were offering their sacrifices, destroyed about three thousand of them; but the rest of the multitude were dispersed upon the adjoining mountains: these were followed by Archelaus’s heralds, who commanded every one to retire to their own homes, whither they all went, and left the festival. 2.13. and quietly set themselves down; upon which the baker lays them loaves in order; the cook also brings a single plate of one sort of food, and sets it before every one of them; 3.16. The city is covered all round with other mountains, and can no way be seen till a man comes just upon it. And this was the strong situation of Jotapata. 3.16. So they were easily beaten; for as soon as ever their first ranks were once in disorder, they were put to flight by the enemy’s cavalry, and those of them that came behind such as crowded to the wall fell upon their own party’s weapons, and became one another’s enemies; and this so long till they were all forced to give way to the attacks of the horsemen, and were dispersed all the plain over, which plain was wide, and all fit for the horsemen; 3.29. When Trajan came to the city, he found it hard to be taken, for besides the natural strength of its situation, it was also secured by a double wall; but when he saw the people of this city coming out of it, and ready to fight him, he joined battle with them, and after a short resistance which they made, he pursued after them; 3.29. 4. And now Vespasian took along with him his army from Antioch (which is the metropolis of Syria, and without dispute deserves the place of the third city in the habitable earth that was under the Roman empire, both in magnitude, and other marks of prosperity) where he found king Agrippa, with all his forces, waiting for his coming, and marched to Ptolemais. 4.11. 3. But Vespasian removed from Emmaus, where he had last pitched his camp before the city Tiberias (now Emmaus, if it be interpreted, may be rendered “a warm bath,” for therein is a spring of warm water, useful for healing) and came to Gamala; 4.11. And indeed there was a miserable destruction made of the women and children; while some of them took courage to call their husbands and kinsmen back, and to beseech them, with the bitterest lamentations, to stay for them;
3. Ovid, Tristia, 3.4.1-3.4.12 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

4. Vergil, Aeneis, 5.151-5.243 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

5.151. in the mid-circus; wreaths of laurel green 5.152. the honored tripod, coronals of palm 5.153. for conquerors' brows, accoutrements of war 5.154. rare robes of purple stain, and generous weight 5.155. of silver and of gold. The trumpet's call 5.157. First, side by side, with sturdy, rival oars 5.158. four noble galleys, pride of all the fleet 5.159. come forward to contend. The straining crew 5.160. of Mnestheus bring his speedy Pristis on, — 5.161. Mnestheus in Italy erelong the sire 5.162. of Memmius' noble line. Brave Gyas guides 5.163. his vast Chimaera, a colossal craft 5.164. a floating city, by a triple row 5.165. of Dardan sailors manned, whose banks of oars 5.166. in triple order rise. Sergestus, he 5.167. of whom the Sergian house shall after spring 5.168. rides in his mighty Centaur. Next in line 5.169. on sky-blue Scylla proud Cloanthus rides — 5.171. Fronting the surf-beat shore, far out at sea 5.172. rises a rock, which under swollen waves 5.173. lies buffeted unseen, when wintry storms 5.174. mantle the stars; but when the deep is calm 5.175. lifts silently above the sleeping wave 5.176. its level field,—a place where haunt and play 5.177. flocks of the sea-birds, Iovers of the sun. 5.178. Here was the goal; and here Aeneas set 5.179. a green-leaved flex-tree, to be a mark 5.180. for every captain's eye, from whence to veer 5.181. the courses of their ships in sweeping curves 5.182. and speed them home. Now places in the line 5.183. are given by lot. Upon the lofty sterns 5.184. the captains ride, in beautiful array 5.185. of Tyriao purple and far-flaming gold; 5.186. the crews are poplar-crowned, the shoulders bare 5.187. rubbed well with glittering oil; their straining arms 5.188. make long reach to the oar, as on the thwarts 5.189. they sit attentive, listening for the call 5.190. of the loud trumpet; while with pride and fear 5.191. their hot hearts throb, impassioned for renown. 5.192. Soon pealed the signal clear; from all the line 5.193. instant the galleys bounded, and the air 5.194. rang to the rowers, shouting, while their arms 5.195. pulled every inch and flung the waves in foam; 5.196. deep cut the rival strokes; the surface fair 5.197. yawned wide beneath their blades and cleaving keels. 5.198. Not swifter scour the chariots o'er the plain 5.199. ped headlong from the line behind their teams 5.200. of mated coursers, while each driver shakes 5.201. loose, rippling reins above his plunging pairs 5.202. and o'er the lash leans far. With loud applause 5.203. vociferous and many an urgent cheer 5.204. the woodlands rang, and all the concave shores 5.205. back from the mountains took the Trojan cry 5.206. in answering song. Forth-flying from his peers 5.207. while all the crowd acclaims, sped Gyas' keel 5.208. along the outmost wave. Cloanthus next 5.209. pushed hard upon, with stronger stroke of oars 5.210. but heavier ship. At equal pace behind 5.211. the Pristis and the Centaur fiercely strive 5.212. for the third place. Now Pristis seems to lead 5.213. now mightier Centaur past her flies, then both 5.214. ride on together, prow with prow, and cleave 5.215. long lines of foaming furrow with swift keels. 5.216. Soon near the rock they drew, and either ship 5.217. was making goal,—when Gyas, in the lead 5.218. and winner of the half-course, Ioudly hailed 5.219. menoetes, the ship's pilot: “Why so far 5.220. to starboard, we? Keep her head round this way! 5.221. Hug shore! Let every oar-blade almost graze 5.222. that reef to larboard! Let the others take 5.223. the deep-sea course outside!” But while he spoke 5.224. Menoetes, dreading unknown rocks below 5.225. veered off to open sea. “Why steer so wide? 5.226. Round to the rock, Menoetes!” Gyas roared, — 5.227. again in vain, for looking back he saw 5.228. cloanthus hard astern, and ever nearer 5.229. who, in a trice, betwixt the booming reef 5.230. and Gyas' galley, lightly forward thrust 5.231. the beak of Scylla to the inside course 5.232. and, quickly taking lead, flew past the goal 5.233. to the smooth seas beyond. Then wrathful grief 5.234. flamed in the warrior's heart, nor was his cheek 5.235. unwet with tears; and, reckless utterly 5.236. of his own honor and his comrades, lives 5.237. he hurled poor, slack Menoetes from the poop 5.238. headlong upon the waters, while himself 5.239. pilot and master both, the helm assuming 5.240. urged on his crew, and landward took his way. 5.241. But now, with heavy limbs that hardly won 5.242. his rescue from the deep, engulfing wave 5.243. up the rude rock graybeard Menoetes climbed
5. Vergil, Georgics, 2.13, 4.182 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

2.13. For generating trees is manifold; 4.182. And all the fruits wherewith in early bloom
6. Juvenal, Satires, 6.259-6.260 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

7. Martial, Epigrams, 3.58, 4.64, 10.30 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

8. Martial, Epigrams, 3.58, 4.64, 10.30 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

9. Pliny The Elder, Natural History, 16.6.13 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

10. Seneca The Younger, Letters, 12 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

11. Statius, Siluae, None (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

12. Pliny The Younger, Letters, 1.1, 2.17, 5.6., 7.2, 9.7, 9.16, 9.36, 9.40 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

1.1. To Septicius. You have constantly urged me to collect and publish the more highly finished of the letters that I may have written. I have made such a collection, but without preserving the order in which they were composed, as I was not writing a historical narrative. So I have taken them as they happened to come to hand. I can only hope that you will not have cause to regret the advice you gave, and that I shall not repent having followed it; for I shall set to work to recover such letters as have up to now been tossed on one side, and I shall not keep back any that I may write in the future. Farewell..
13. Pliny The Younger, Letters, 1.1, 2.17, 5.6., 7.2, 9.7, 9.16, 9.36, 9.40 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

1.1. To Septicius. You have constantly urged me to collect and publish the more highly finished of the letters that I may have written. I have made such a collection, but without preserving the order in which they were composed, as I was not writing a historical narrative. So I have taken them as they happened to come to hand. I can only hope that you will not have cause to regret the advice you gave, and that I shall not repent having followed it; for I shall set to work to recover such letters as have up to now been tossed on one side, and I shall not keep back any that I may write in the future. Farewell..
14. Pachomius, Regula A Hieronymo In Latinum Sermonem Conversa, 12 2 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

15. Ambrose, Letters, 91 (4th cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

16. Ambrose, Letters, 91 (4th cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

17. Ambrose, Letters, 91 (4th cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

18. Ambrose, Letters, 91 (4th cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

19. Ambrose, Letters, 91 (4th cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

20. Ausonius, Letters, 15.42-15.43 (4th cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

21. Ausonius, Letters, 15.42-15.43 (4th cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

22. Ausonius, Mosella (Edyll. X), 89, 129 (4th cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

23. Symmachus, Letters, 1.14 (4th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

24. Sidonius Apollinaris, Carmina, 22, 18 (5th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

25. Sidonius Apollinaris, Letters, 1.1, 1.5, 1.8, 1.10-1.11, 2.9, 2.14, 2.17, 3.2-3.3, 4.8, 5.6, 5.12, 5.17, 5.19, 6.1, 6.4, 6.6, 6.9, 7.1, 7.5-7.6, 7.9, 7.12, 7.18, 8.1, 8.6, 8.12, 8.16, 9.11 (5th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

26. Gregory of Tours, Historia Francorum, 2.22 (6th cent. CE - 6th cent. CE)

27. Epigraphy, Lsam, None

28. Epigraphy, Seg, 24.203

29. Epigraphy, Ngsl, 3

30. Symmachus, Letters, 1.14

31. Various, Anthologia Palatina, 6.231



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allusions Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 44; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 44
ambrose Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 42; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 42
amicitia Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 25; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 25
anthemius Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 174; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 174
apollinaris (uncle) Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 27; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 27
ausonius Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 42; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 42
barbarians Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 47; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 47
baths Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 73, 79; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 73, 79
bourges Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 150; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 150
candidianus Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 42; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 42
churches Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 73; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 73
cicero Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 73; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 73
closure Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 83, 170; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 83, 170
clothing Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 79; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 79
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) 73, 170, 174; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 73, 170, 174
domitius Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 73, 79, 83, 91, 150, 170; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 73, 79, 83, 91, 150, 170
ferreolus Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 27; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 27
fishing Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 44, 46, 80; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 44, 46, 80
games Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 150; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 150
gregory of tours Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 150; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 150
horace Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 27; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 27
humilitas Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 150; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 150
humour, name puns Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 42, 150, 174; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 42, 150, 174
humour Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 91; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 91
juvenal, allusions Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 79; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 79
lampridius, death Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 83; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 83
marble Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 27, 42, 47; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 27, 42, 47
martial Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 27; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 27
otium Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 27, 91; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 27, 91
paideia' Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 42
paideia Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 42
perpetuus Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 150; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 150
petronius Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 174; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 174
philomathius Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 150; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 150
pliny, allusions Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 44, 46, 79; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 44, 46, 79
pliny, as a model Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 46, 170, 174; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 46, 170, 174
pliny the elder Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 43; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 43
pontius Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 47; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 47
ravenna Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 42; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 42
rome (city) Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 42, 46; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 42, 46
seneca Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 27; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 27
sidonius, episcopacy Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 174; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 174
sidonius, persona Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 91; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 91
sidonius, praefectus urbis Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 174; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 174
sidonius, villa (avitacum) Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 47; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 47
statius Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 27, 44; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 27, 44
terence, allusions Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 79, 83, 91; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 79, 83, 91
trygetius Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 44; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 44
virgil, allusions Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 46, 174; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 46, 174
visigoths, euric Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 47; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 47
visigoths Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 45; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 45