A Passion for Books: A Book Lover by Harold Rabinowitz, Rob Kaplan

By Harold Rabinowitz, Rob Kaplan

"When i've got a bit funds, i purchase books. And if any is left, i purchase meals and clothing." - Desiderius Erasmus those that percentage Erasmus

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8 Tn 370 and 375. On the title comes see Seeck in PaulyWissowa, Real-Encyclopadie, iv. in this instance it seems to 6 7 In 379. In 378. have been a purely honorary title. , : AUSONIUS et, prior indeptus fasces Latiamque curulem, consul, collega posteriore, fui. Hie ergo Ausonius patronum : sed tu ne temne, quod ultro 40 nostris te paro carminibus. AUSONIUS SVAGRIO II. PECTORIS ut nostri sedem communemque colis, alme Syagri, Ausonium habitas alter ego : etiam nostro praefatus habebere libro, differat ut nihilo, sit tuus anne meus.

1 Omitted in the MSS. 10 AUSONIUS BOOK 1 PREFATORY PIECES I. AUSONIUS TO HIS READER, GREETING MY father was Ausonius, and I bear the same name. Who I am, and what is my rank, my family, my home, and my native land, I have written here, that you might know me, good Sir, whoever you may have been, and when you know me, might honour me with a place in your memory. Bazas l was my father's native place my mother was ot Aeduan 2 race on her father's side, though her mother came from Aquae Tarbellae; 3 while I myself was born at Bordeaux four ancient cities con; : the origin of my family.

These variants can nuribus for ; xiv. 3 (according . only be due to deliberate revision 011 the part of in other words the matter common to the author ; Z and V and follows one edition in the former group, another in the latter. Peiper's theory of a single archetype consequently collapses. It has been necessary to dwell on this matter at some length for the primarily to an error of xl following reason. Owing judgment on the part of the INTRODUCTION and subsequently to the difficulty O A introducing a radically new system in a series of this nature, the text of the present edition is Peiper's (Teubner, Leipzig, 1886), in which (1) the two translator, distinct collections were thrown into one and the resultant mass rearranged according to the Editor's notion of what was plausible (2) the two recensions ; of individual works were fused together confoundAs a result Aifsonius' literary ing the two series.

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