By Ausonius, Hugh G. Evelyn White (Translator)
Ausonius (Decimus Magnus), ca. 310–ca. 395 CE, a doctor's son, used to be born at Burdigala (Bordeaux). After a great schooling in grammar and rhetoric and a quick interval in which he was once an suggest, he took to educating rhetoric in a faculty which he all started in 334. between his scholars was once Paulinus, who used to be afterwards Bishop of Nola; and he turns out to became a few type of Christian himself. Thirty years later Ausonius was once known as through Emperor Valentinian to be teach to Gratian, who thus as emperor conferred on him honours together with a consulship in 379. In 383, after Gratian's homicide, Ausonius retired to Bordeaux. Ausonius's surviving works, a few with deep feeling, a few composed it sort of feels for enjoyable, a few didactic, contain a lot poetry: poems approximately himself and family members, particularly "The day-by-day Round"; epitaphs on heroes within the Trojan conflict, memorials on Roman emperors, and epigrams on quite a few topics; poems approximately well-known towns and approximately neighbors and associates. "The Moselle," an outline of that river, is likely one of the such a lot fashionable of his poems. there's additionally an tackle of due to Gratian for the consulship. The Loeb Classical Library version of Ausonius is in volumes; the second one contains Eucharisticus ("Thanksgiving") through Paulinus Pellaeus.
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Extra info for Ausonius: Volume 2, Books 18-20 (Loeb Classical Library)
5 So be the Muses gracious to thee, thy conception ready, thy memorysound, and free thy flow of melting honey so may Crebennus, so long for sale without a purchaser, be a road. : : thine for a reward. - 1 But that thou mayest come more quickly, travelling the lighter, leave histories, mimes, and lyrics all at home. Muses make heavy baggage those books stored with so many centuries, which scarce endure their own ages, are crushed by ours. With me thou wilt find a motley throng of epics, grammarians' subtilties and niceties of speech, the heroic dactyl and the lyrist's choriambus, Thaleia's comedy beside 6 wanton verse, Terpsichore's tragic train, Sotades' the Ionic of both kinds, 7 the ordered sweetness of : 4 See note on Epist.
But I letter ; though recast, this composition still retains the same satirical and burlesque character, that now at least you may send an answer to my ditty in its newest guise, though by your silence you condemned it when new born. 53 AUSONIUS Ostrea Baianis certantia, quae Medulorum dulcibus in stagnis reflui maris aestus opimat, accepi, dilecte Theon, numerabile raunus. verum quot fuerint, subiecta monosticha signant Quot ter luctatus cum pollice computat index Geryones quot erant, decies si multiplicentur ter quot erant Phrygii numerata decennia belli, : 5 : ; aut iter ut solidi mensis tenet ignicomus Sol cornibus a primis quot habet vaga Cynthia noctes 10 singula pereurrit Titan quot signa diebus quotque annis sublimis agit sua saecula Phaenon quot numero annorum Vestalis virgo ministrat ; ; ; Dardaniusque nepos regno quot protulit annos Priamidae quot erant, si bis deni retrahantur, bisque viros numeres, qui fata Amphrysia servant quot genuit fetus Albana sub ilicibus sus et quot sunt asses, ubi nonaginta trientes, vel quot habet iunctos Vasatica raeda eaballos.
Ausonius Theoni Ausonius, cuius ferulam nunc sceptra verentur, pagan um Medulis iubeo salvere Theonem. Quid geris extremis positus telluris in oris, cultor harenarum vates, cui litus arandum oceani finem iuxta solemque cadentem, vilis harundineis cohibet quem pergula tectis et tinguit piceo lacrimosa colonica fumo ? quid rerum Musaeque gerunt et cantor Apollo Musae non Helicon e set 5 — satae nee fonte caballi, quae facundo de pectore Clementini 10 inspirant vacuos aliena mente poetas ? nam quis malit sua carmina dici, iure quidem : qui te securo possit proscindere risu 1 1 2 8 ?
Ausonius: Volume 2, Books 18-20 (Loeb Classical Library) by Ausonius, Hugh G. Evelyn White (Translator)