Document: Letter 33
Incipit: Marcum Terentium Varronem miratur
Addressee: Paula
Date: c. 384 (Fremantle p. 46)
Latin Text: CSEL 54, pp. 253-259
English Translation: Fremantle,  p. 46
Notes: A fragment of a letter in which Jerome institutes a comparison between the industry as writers of M. T. Varro and Origen. It is noteworthy as passing an unqualified eulogium upon Origen, which contrasts strongly with the tone adopted by the writer in subsequent years (see, e.g., Letter 84).Part of this letter was quoted in Rufinus’ Apologyi, Bk. 2, section 20. In addition, the last part of this letter is missing from CSEL pp. 259, line 4. It is unknown whether this last part is missing from all or some of the manuscripts.

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