Poems. Letters: Books 1-2 Sidonius Apollinaris W.B. Anderson Poems Letters Books Sidonius Apollinaris a Gallo Roman was born at Lugdunum Lyon about CE He married Papianilla daughter of the Emperor Avitus in whose honour he recited at Rome on January a panegyric in ver
  • Title: Poems. Letters: Books 1-2
  • Author: Sidonius Apollinaris W.B. Anderson
  • ISBN: 9780674993273
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Hardcover
Poems. Letters: Books 1-2 Sidonius Apollinaris W.B. AndersonSidonius Apollinaris, a Gallo Roman, was born at Lugdunum Lyon about 430 CE He married Papianilla, daughter of the Emperor Avitus in whose honour he recited at Rome on 1 January 456 a panegyric in verse Sidonius later joined a rebellion, it seems, but was finally reconciled to the emperor Majorian and delivered at Lyon in 458 a panegyric on him After some years in hisSidonius Apollinaris, a Gallo Roman, was born at Lugdunum Lyon about 430 CE He married Papianilla, daughter of the Emperor Avitus in whose honour he recited at Rome on 1 January 456 a panegyric in verse Sidonius later joined a rebellion, it seems, but was finally reconciled to the emperor Majorian and delivered at Lyon in 458 a panegyric on him After some years in his native land, in 467 he led a Gallo Roman deputation to the Emperor Anthemius, and on 1 January 468 recited at Rome his third panegyric He returned to Gaul in 469 and became Bishop of Auvergne with seat at Clermont Ferrand He upheld his people in resisting the Visigoths After Auvergne was ceded to them in 475, he was imprisoned but soon resumed his bishopric He was canonized after his death.The Loeb Classical Library edition of Sidonius is in two volumes The first contains his poetry the three long panegyrics and poems addressed to or concerned with friends, apparently written in his youth Volume I also contains two of the nine books of letters all dating from before his episcopate books IIInash IX are in volume II Sidonius s writings shed valued light on Roman culture in the fifth century.
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  1. It s a pity that this book is so expensive I managed to get a copy from a library.Sidonius lived, and wrote extensively, during the final days of the Roman empire Much of his personal correspondence has survived and gives us a unique account of the transition from Roman to Barbarian or Gothic rule His letters also give us much detail on the lifestyle of the roman senatorial class and their relationship to the early catholic church.What struck me the most as I read the letters was how the Romans [...]

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