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Sidonius Apollinaris, Letters, 9.16


nanXVI To his friend Firminus [c. 484 CE] You may remember, honoured Son, asking me to add a ninth book, specially composed for you, to the eight already issued: those addressed to Constantius, whose great qualities are known to you, his eminent capacity, his sanity in counsel, his pre-eminent gift of eloquence, by which, in the discussion of public affairs, he eclipses all other speakers on his own or on the opposite side. Herewith I fulfil my promise with punctuality, if not strictly as proposed. [2] For on my return after my diocesan visitation, I began going through all my mouldering old papers for any chance drafts of letters that might be among them; I worked as fast and as hard as I could, and then had them out and transcribed them with all speed. I did not allow the wintry season to interfere with my resolve of fulfilling your desire, though the copyist was hindered by the cold which prevented the ink drying on the page; the drops froze harder than the pen, and as the hand pressed the point on the page, they seemed to break from it rather than to flow. I have done my best to acquit my obligation before the mild Favonian breeze brings his natal showers to fertilize our twelfth month, which you call the month of Numa.


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

5 results
1. Horace, Ars Poetica, 22-23, 21 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

2. Sidonius Apollinaris, Letters, 1.1-1.2, 2.1, 2.8, 5.15, 6.11, 7.9, 7.18, 8.1, 8.4, 8.9-8.10, 8.13, 8.16, 9.1, 9.6, 9.9, 9.12-9.15 (5th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

3. Epigraphy, Lss, 19

4. Epigraphy, Seg, 54.214

5. Epigraphy, Ig, 12.4.59, 12.4.278



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
altman, j. Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 59; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 59
anthemius Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 175; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 175
cicero Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 9, 59; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 9, 59
constantius Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 175; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 175
genette, g. Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 59; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 59
horace, allusions Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 183; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 183
humilitas' Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 172
humilitas Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 172
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
proculus Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 159; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 159
seneca Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 159; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 159
sidonius, death Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 59; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 59
sidonius, manuscripts Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 172; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 172
sidonius, persona Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 9, 159; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 9, 159
vandals Hanghan, Lettered Christians: Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus (2019) 175; Hitch, Animal sacrifice in the ancient Greek world (2017) 175