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4 results for "sidonius"
1. Pliny The Younger, Letters, 5.7, 9.23 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •sidonius, villa (avitacum) Found in books: Hanghan (2019) 28; Hitch (2017) 28
5.7. To Calvisius Rufus. It is beyond question that a community cannot be appointed heir and cannot take a share of an inheritance before the general distribution of the estate. None the less, Saturninus, who left us his heirs, bequeathed a fourth share to our community of Comum, and then, in lieu of that fourth share, assigned them permission to take 400,000 sesterces before the division of the estate. As a matter of strict law, this is null and void, but if you only look at the intentions of the deceased, it is quite sound and valid. I don't know what the lawyers will think of what I am going to say, but to me the wishes of the deceased seem worthy of more consideration than the letter of the law, especially as regards the sum which he wished to go to our common birthplace. Moreover, I, who gave 1,600,000 sesterces our of my own money to my native place, am not the man to refuse it a little more than a third part of 400,000 sesterces which have come to me by a lucky windfall. I know that you too will not refuse to fall in with my views, as your affection for the same community is that of a thoroughly loyal citizen. I shall be glad, therefore, if at the next meeting of the decurions, you will lay before them the state of the law, and I hope you will do so briefly and modestly. Then add that we make them an offer of the 400,000 sesterces, in accordance with the wishes of Saturninus. But be sure to point out that the munificence and generosity are his, and that all we are doing is to obey his wishes. I have refrained from writing in a public manner on this business, firstly, because I knew very well that our friendship was such, and that your judgment was so ripe, that you could and ought to act for me as well as for yourself, and then again I was afraid that I might not preserve in a letter that exact mean which you will have no difficulty in preserving in a speech. For a man's expression, his gestures, and even the tones of his voice help to indicate the precise meaning of his words, while a letter, which is deprived of all these advantages, is exposed to the malignity of those who put upon it what interpretation they choose. Farewell. 9.23. To Maximus. When I have been pleading, it has often happened that the centumviri, after strictly preserving for a long time their judicial dignity and gravity, have suddenly leaped to their feet en masse and applauded me, as if they could not help themselves but were obliged to do so. I have often again left the senate-house with just as much glory as I had hoped to obtain, but I never felt greater gratification than I did a little while ago at something which Cornelius Tacitus told me in conversation. He said that he was sitting by the side of a certain individual at the last Circensian games, and that, after they had had a long and learned talk on a variety of subjects, his acquaintance said to him
2. Sidonius Apollinaris, Carmina, 22 (5th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •sidonius, villa (avitacum) Found in books: Hanghan (2019) 47; Hitch (2017) 47
3. Sidonius Apollinaris, Letters, 1.7, 2.2, 2.9, 2.12, 4.8, 5.12, 6.4, 6.6, 7.1, 7.5-7.6, 8.12 (5th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •sidonius, villa (avitacum) Found in books: Hanghan (2019) 28, 47, 76, 81; Hitch (2017) 28, 47, 76, 81
4. Fronto, Ad M. Caesarem Et Invicem, 1.3  Tagged with subjects: •sidonius, villa (avitacum) Found in books: Hanghan (2019) 76; Hitch (2017) 76