Document: Letter 70
Incipit: Sebesium (al. Saeb-, Sib-, Seu-, Sen-, Lib-) nostrum tuis
Addressee: Magnus Oratores
Date: 397 (Kelly p. 213)
Earliest ms.: Epinal, France: Bibliotheque Municipale, 68 (149), f. 8th century. (Lambert, I: p. 736)
Latin Text: CSEL 54, pp. 700-708; Duff, pp. 254-59.
English Translation: Fremantle,  pp. 149-151
Notes: Jerome thanks Magnus, a Roman orator, for his services in bringing a young man named Sebesius to apologize to him for some fault that he had committed. He then replies to a criticism of Magnus on his fondness for making quotations from profane writers, a practice which he defends by the example of the fathers of the church and of the inspired penmen of scripture. He ends by hinting that the objection really comes not from Magnus himself but from Rufinus (here nicknamed Calpurnius Lanarius). – Fremantle

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