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Sidonius Apollinaris, a Gallo-Roman, was once born at Lugdunum (Lyon) approximately 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 uprising, it kind of feels, yet used to be ultimately reconciled to the emperor Majorian and introduced at Lyon in 458 a panegyric on him. After a few years in his homeland, in 467 he led a Gallo-Roman deputation to the Emperor Anthemius, and on 1 January 468 recited at Rome his 3rd panegyric. He back to Gaul in 469 and have become Bishop of Auvergne with seat at Clermont-Ferrand. He upheld his humans in resisting the Visigoths. After Auvergne was once ceded to them in 475, he used to be imprisoned yet quickly resumed his bishopric. He used to be canonized after his death.

The Loeb Classical Library variation of Sidonius is in volumes. the 1st includes his poetry: the 3 lengthy panegyrics; and poems addressed to or concerned about neighbors, it appears written in his adolescence. quantity I additionally includes of the 9 books of letters (all courting from ahead of his episcopate); books III&nash;IX are in quantity II. Sidonius's writings shed valued mild on Roman tradition within the 5th century.

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