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Sidonius Apollinaris, Letters, 5.15


nanXV To his friend Ruricius (No indication of date) THE usual salutations over, I at once urge upon your notice the claims of our bookseller, because I have made discriminating and unbiased trial of the man, proving him to my complete satisfaction at once loyal in sentiment and alert in service to our common master — yourself. He brings in person the manuscript of the Heptateuch all written out by his own hand with the utmost neatness and rapidity, though I read it through myself, and made corrections. He also brings a volume of the Prophets; this was edited by him in my absence, and with his own hand purged of corrupt additions. The scholar who had promised him assistance in reading out from another text, was only able to perform his task in part; I fancy illness prevented him from carrying out his undertaking. [2] It remains for you by encouragement or promise of your influence to show appropriate recognition of a servant who has done his best to satisfy, and deserves to succeed; and if this is in proportion to his arduous task, he will soon begin to look for his reward. All that I ask for the moment is your benevolence towards him; it is for you to decide what he deserves, though indeed I think the good opinion of his master is far nearer to his heart than any recompense. Farewell.


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

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1. Sidonius Apollinaris, Letters, 1.1, 2.8, 8.1, 8.16, 9.1, 9.16 (5th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

2. Epigraphy, Lss, 19

3. Epigraphy, Ig, 12.4.59, 12.4.278



Subjects of this text:

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anthemius Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 175; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 175
bibliopola Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 269
bookseller, librarius as Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 269
cicero, on librarii Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 269
constantius Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 175; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 175
libraria (libraria taberna), as bookshop Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 269
librarius, as bookseller Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 269
philomathia Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 175; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 175
pliny, allusions Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 175; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 175
pliny, as a model Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 175; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 175
scriba Johnson and Parker, ?Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome (2009) 269
vandals' Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 175
vandals Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 175