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Sidonius Apollinaris, Letters, 3.4


nanIV To his friend Magnus Felix [473 CE] THE bearer of this is Gozolas, a Jew, and a client of your excellency, a man I should like if I could only overcome my contempt for his sect. I write in great anxiety. Our town lives in terror of a sea of tribes which find in it an obstacle to their expansion and surge in arms all round it. We are exposed as a pitiful prey at the mercy of rival peoples, suspected by the Burgundians, almost in contact with the Goths; we have to face at once the fury of our assailants and the envy of our defenders. [2] But of this more later. Only let me know that all goes well with you, and I shall be content. For though we may be punished in the sight of all men for some obscure offence, we are still generous enough of heart to desire for others all prosperity. If a man cannot wish others well in evil times he is no better than a captive; the enemy that takes him is his own unworthy nature. Farewell.


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

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1. Sidonius Apollinaris, Carmina, 7 (5th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

2. Sidonius Apollinaris, Letters, 7.1 (5th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

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



Subjects of this text:

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burgundians Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 7; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 7
ferreolus Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 7; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 7
gregory of tours Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 7; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 7
leo (visigothic adviser) Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 7; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 7
visigoths, thorismund' Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 7
visigoths, thorismund Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 7