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Sidonius Apollinaris, Letters, 6.3


nanIII To the Lord Bishop Leontius [472 CE] You have not yet seen fit to encourage my first steps in our sacred profession, or to pour the rain of heavenly doctrine on the drought of my worldly ignorance; but I do not so far forget myself as to expect an equipoise in the courtesies which we render to each other. I am of small account; you are easily above me in years, in seniority, in the precedence enjoyed by your see, in your wide learning, in the treasure of your righteousness; if I expected you to notice every letter, I should deserve no notice at all. [2] I therefore make no imputation against your silence; these lines merely introduce the bearer, and give me the excuse for sending them. If on this journey he can only have the assurance of your prompt favour, a broad harbour of safety will be open to his affairs. His business relates to a will. He does not know the importance of his own documents; the object of his expedition is to get the advice of skilled counsel. He will think it the next best thing to winning his case if it is proved to be lost on its merits; his one desire is to avoid the charge of negligence, and of not sufficiently protecting family interests. My request on his behalf is simply this, that if the lawyers will not deign to give him proper advice, you should exert the authority of your sacred office to extract it from them without delay. Deign to keep me in remembrance, my Lord Bishop.


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1. Sidonius Apollinaris, Letters, 6.1, 6.6-6.7, 7.4, 7.6 (5th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)



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barbarians Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 19; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 19
controversy, scripture Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 19; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 19
humilitas' Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 19
humilitas Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 19
lyon Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 19; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 19
pliny, and domitian Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 19; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 19
pliny, as a model Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 19; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 19
seneca Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 19; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 19
statius Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 19; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 19