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Decimus or Decimius Magnus Ausonius was a Roman poet and teacher of rhetoric from Burdigala in Aquitaine, modern Bordeaux, France. For a time he was tutor to the future emperor Gratian, who afterwards bestowed the consulship on him. His best-known poems are Mosella, a description of the river Moselle, and Ephemeris, an account of a typical day in his life. His many other verses show his concern for his family, friends, teachers, and circle of well-to-do acquaintances and his delight in the technical handling of meter.

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„It is outrageous that a strictly abstemious reader should sit in judgement on a poet a little drunk.“

—  Ausonius
Griphus Ternarii Numeri, "Ausonio Symmacho"; translation from Helen Waddell The Wandering Scholars ([1927] 1954) p. 37.

„The poetical fame of Ausonius condemns the taste of his age.“

—  Ausonius
Edward Gibbon, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776-89), ch. 27.

„So many lovely things, so rare, so young,
A day begat them, and a day will end.“

—  Ausonius
"De Rosis Nascentibus", line 39; translation from Helen Waddell Mediaeval Latin Lyrics ([1929] 1943) p. 29. This poem used to be misattributed to Virgil, but is now usually ascribed to Ausonius.

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„Every stage of life has its troubles, and no man is content with his own age.“

—  Ausonius
Eclogae 2, line 10; translation from Hugh Gerard Evelyn White Ausonius ([1919-21] 1951) vol. 1, p. 165.

„O maid, while youth is with the rose and thee,
Pluck thou the rose: life is as swift for thee.“

—  Ausonius
"De Rosis Nascentibus", line 49; translation from Helen Waddell Mediaeval Latin Lyrics ([1929] 1943) p. 29.

„If many dread you, then beware of many.“

—  Ausonius
"Septem Sapientium Sententiae" 4: Periander Corinthius, line 5; translation from Hugh Gerard Evelyn White Ausonius ([1919-21] 1951) vol. 2, p. 275.

„His monuments decay, and death comes even to his marbles and his names.“

—  Ausonius
"Epitaphia" 31: De Nomine Cuiusdam Lucii Sculpto in Marmore, line 10; translation from Hugh Gerard Evelyn White Ausonius ([1919-21] 1951) vol. 1, p. 159.

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