Decimus Magnus Ausonius (ca. 310-395) was a Latin poet and rhetorician, born at Burdigala (Bordeaux). Events By Place Roman Empire While Constantine is campaigning against the Bructeri, Maximian attempts to make himself Events By Place Roman Empire After the death of emperor Theodosius I, the Empire is re-divided into an eastern and a western half Latin literature, the body of written works in the Latin language remains an enduring legacy of the culture of Ancient Rome. A poet is a person who writes Poetry. Etymology From the Ancient greek: ποιέω, poieō: "I make or compose" Rhetoric has had many definitions no simple definition can do it justice ( Gascon: Bordèu) is a port city in southwest France, with one million inhabitants in its metropolitan area at a 2008 estimate
Decimus Magnus Ausonius was born in Bordeaux in ca. ( Gascon: Bordèu) is a port city in southwest France, with one million inhabitants in its metropolitan area at a 2008 estimate 310. His father was a noted physician of Greek ancestry   and his mother was descended on both sides from long-established aristocratic families of southwestern Gaul . A physician, medical practitioner or medical doctor who practices Medicine, and is concerned with maintaining or restoring human Health The Greeks ( Greek: Έλληνες) are a Nation and Ethnic group native to Greece, Cyprus and neighbouring regions Aristocracy is a form of Government, where rule is established through an internal struggle over who has the most status and influence over society and internal relations Gaul (Gallia was the Roman name for the region of Western Europe comprising present day northern Italy, France, Belgium, western Ausonius was given a strict upbringing by his aunt and grandmother, both named Aemilia. He received an excellent education, especially in grammar and rhetoric, but professed that his progress in Greek was unsatisfactory. The Ancient Greek language is the historical stage in the development of the Hellenic language family spanning the Archaic (c Having completed his studies, he trained for some time as an advocate, but he preferred teaching. In 334, he established a school of rhetoric in Bordeaux, which was very popular. Events By place Roman Empire The Goths protect the Roman Empire against an invasion by the Vandals in the region near the His most famous pupil was St. Paulinus of Nola, who later became Bishop of Nola. Saint Paulinus of Nola or Pontius Meropius Anicius Paulinus ( Bordeaux, ca
After thirty years of this work, he was summoned by Valentinian to the imperial court to teach Gratian, the heir-apparent. Flavius Valentinianus, known in English as Valentinian I, ( 321 - November 17, 375) was Roman Emperor from 364 until his death For other figures with this name see Gratian (disambiguation. The prince greatly respected his tutor, and after his accession bestowed on him the highest titles and honours that any Roman (besides from the royal family) could attain, culminating in the consulate in 379. Consul (abbrev cos; Latin plural consules) was the highest elected office of the Roman Republic and an appointive office under the Empire Events By Place Roman Empire January 19 — Theodosius I is elevated as Roman Emperor at Sirmium. Ausonius also took part in a military campaign against the Alamanni, in 375, and then later he received the Suebian slave girl Bissula as his part of the booty; he later addressed a poem to her. The Alamanni, Allemanni, or Alemanni were originally an alliance of Germanic tribes located around the upper Main river ( Germany Events By Place Roman Empire Valentinian I leaves Trier to repress the rebellious Quadi in Slovakia. The Suebi or Suevi (from Proto-Germanic * swēbaz based on the Proto-Germanic root * swē- meaning "one's own"
After the murder of Gratian in 383, Ausonius retired to his estates near Burdigala (now Bordeaux) in Gaul. Events By Place The British Isles Niall of the Nine Hostages becomes the first High King of Ireland Roman ( Gascon: Bordèu) is a port city in southwest France, with one million inhabitants in its metropolitan area at a 2008 estimate These supposedly included the land now owned by Château Ausone, which takes its name from him. Château Ausone is a Bordeaux wine from Saint-Émilion appellation, one of only two wines along with Château Cheval Blanc, to be ranked He appears to have been a late and perhaps not very enthusiastic convert to Christianity. Christianity ( Greek Χριστιανισμός from the word Xριστός ( Christ)is a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings He died about 395. Events By Place Roman Empire After the death of emperor Theodosius I, the Empire is re-divided into an eastern and a western half
Although much admired by his contemporaries, the writings of Ausonius have not since been ranked among Latin literature's best. Latin literature, the body of written works in the Latin language remains an enduring legacy of the culture of Ancient Rome. His style is easy and fluent, and his Mosella is still widely appreciated for its description of life and scenery along the River Moselle. The Moselle (Moselle Mosel Musel is a River flowing through France, Luxembourg and Germany. Overall, however, he is generally considered derivative and unoriginal. Edward Gibbon observed in the third volume of his Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire that "the poetical fame of Ausonius condemns the taste of his age. Edward Gibbon ( April 27, 1737 January 16, 1794) was an English historian and Member of Parliament. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (known popularly as The History) was written by English Historian " However, he is frequently cited by historians of winemaking, as his works give early evidence of large-scale viniculture in the now-famous wine country around his native Bordeaux. Wine is an Alcoholic beverage made from the fermentation of Grape juice Viticulture (from the Latin word for Vine) is the Science, production and study of Grapes which deals with the series of ( Gascon: Bordèu) is a port city in southwest France, with one million inhabitants in its metropolitan area at a 2008 estimate
An interesting little work of his is the "Cento Nuptialis," translated as "A Nuptial Cento" by H. G. Evelyn-White for Loeb Classical Library. Composed entirely of citations from Virgil, the poem celebrates a wedding culminating in a Defloration of great virtuosity and obscenity:
"Back and forth he plies his path and, the cavity reverberating, / thrusts between the bones, and strikes with ivory quill. Publius Vergilius Maro ( October 15, 70 BCE &ndash September 21, 19 BCE later called Virgilius, and known in English as Virgil or / And now, their journey covered, wearily they neared / their very goal: then rapid breathing shakes his limbs / and parched mouth, his sweat in rivers flows; / down he slumps bloodlesss; the fluid drips from his groin. "
". This article is about a type of structure For other locational uses see Milldam. Moselle is a ''département'' in the east of France named after the Moselle River. . . . renowned is Celbis for glorious fish, and that other, as he turns his mill-stones in furious revolutions and drives the shrieking saws through smooth blocks of marble, hears from either bank a ceaseless din. . . "
The excerpt sheds new light on the development of Roman technology for using water power for different applications. Roman technology is the engineering practice which supported Roman civilization and made the expansion of Roman commerce and Roman military possible over nearly a thousand years It is one of the rare mentions in Roman literature of water mills used to cut stone, but is a logical consequence of the application of water power to mechanical sawing of stone (and presumably wood also). Latin literature, the body of written works in the Latin language remains an enduring legacy of the culture of Ancient Rome. Earlier references to the widespread use of mills occur in Vitruvius in his De Architectura of circa 25 BC, and the Naturalis Historia of Pliny the Elder published in 77 AD. Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (born c 80–70 BC died after c 15 BC was a Roman Writer, Architect and Engineer (possibly praefectus fabrum De architectura ( Latin: "On architecture" is a treatise on Architecture written by the Roman Architect Vitruvius Naturalis Historia ( Latin for "Natural History" is an Encyclopedia written Circa AD 77 by Pliny the Elder. Gaius or Caius Plinius Secundus, ( AD 23 – August 25, AD 79 better known as Pliny the Elder, was an ancient Author Such applications of mills were to multiply again after the fall of the Empire through the Dark ages into the modern era. This article is about the phrase "Dark Age(s" as a characterization of the Early Middle Ages in Western Europe The mills at Barbegal in southern France are famous for their application of water power to grinding grain to make flour and were built in the first century AD and consisted of 16 mills in a parallel sequence on a hill. The Barbegal aqueduct and mill is a Roman Watermill complex located on the territory of the commune of Fontvieille, near the town of Arles, in This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics.
The construction of a saw mill is even simpler than a flour or grinding mill, since no gearing is needed, and the rotary saw blade can be driven direct from the water wheel axle, as the example of Sutter's Mill in California shows. Sutter's Mill was a Sawmill owned by 19th century pioneer John Sutter.