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Author Sivan, Hagith.

Title Ausonius of Bordeaux : Genesis of a Gallic Aristocracy
Edition 1st ed
Published Abingdon, Oxon : Taylor and Francis, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (259 pages)
Contents Book Cover -- Title -- Contents -- List of maps -- List of genealogical tables -- Preface -- List of abbreviations -- INTRODUCTION -- THE EMERGENCE OF A LATE ROMAN GALLIC ARISTOCRACY -- THE CITY -- GENS AUSONIANA -- SCHOOLS AND SCHOLARS -- THE COURT OF VALENTINIAN I -- THE COURT OF GRATIAN -- CONCLUSION -- Appendix: Revisions, editions and the dating of Ausonius' works -- Concordance -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary In the burgeoning field of late classical antiquity the authors of late Roman Gaul have served as a mine of information regarding the historical, cultural, political, social and religious developments of the western empire, and of Gaul in particular. Ausonius is outstanding among these authors for the extraordinary range of material which his writings illuminate. His family exemplifies the rise of provincial upper-classes in Aquitania through talent, ambition and opportunism. Fusing historical method with archaeological, artistic and literary evidence, Hagith Sivan interprets the political message of Ausonius' work and conveys the material reality of his lifestyle
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Subject Aristocracy (Social class) -- Gaul -- History
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus
Bordeaux (Aquitaine, France) -- Antiquities, Roman
Bordeaux (Aquitaine, France) -- In literature
Gaul -- In literature
Gaul -- Intellectual life
Poets, Latin -- France -- Bordeaux (Nouvelle-Aquitaine) -- Biography
Poets, Latin.
France -- Bordeaux (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 020316847X