Symmachus, letter to Ausonius, now online

Some of the really late pagans are quite interesting people.  There’s Libanius, being an orator in the days of Julian the Apostate and lingering on for years afterwards.  Then there is Symmachus in Rome, vainly trying to keep official paganism alive while editing the works of Livy.

The Ausonius blog run by Gavin Kelly now has a translation of one of Symmachus’ letters.  It’s here.  I’ve added a comment encouraging Gavin to do more, and let’s hope he will! 

Thanks to Adrian Murdoch for the tip!

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