CAIUS SOLLIUS APOLLINARIS SIDONIUS (c. 430-487 or 488), Christian writer and bishop, was horn in Lyons about A.D.
Apollinaris Sidonius (the names are commonly inverted by the French) is the subject of numerous monographs, historical and literary.
Gaul alone has a goodly list of Christian authors to show: John Cassian, Vincent of Lerins, Hilary of Arles, Prosper of Aquitaine, Salvian of Marseilles, Sidonius Apollinaris of Auvergne, Caesarius of Arles, Gregory of Tours.
In the latest empire Ausonius, Symmachus, Apollinaris, Sidonius and other Gaulish writers, chiefly of Gallia Comata, kept alive the classical literary tradition, not only for Gaul but for the world.
Flies and frogs were also complained of, and Sidonius, writing in the 5th century, complains bitterly of the "feculent gruel" (cloacalis puts) which filled the canals of the city, and gave forth fetid odours when stirred by the poles of the bargemen.
I, 7) and by Apollinaris Sidonius (Epp. ix.
Gregory of Tours gives a list of 206 miracles wrought by him after his death; Sidonius Apollinaris composed a metrical biography of him.
In the second half of the 5th century the foremost representative of Latin studies in Gaul was Apollinaris Sidonius (fl.
About ten years after the death of Sidonius we find Asterius, the consul of 494, critically revising the text of Virgil in Rome.
See Sidonius Apollinaris, Panegyric of Majorian; Gibbon, Decline and Fall, ch.
The year after Luther's death, when the battle of Miihlberg (1547) had given a seemingly crushing blow to the Protestant cause, an attempt was made to weld together the evangelical and the papal doctrines, which resulted in the compilation by Pflug, Sidonius and Agricola of the Augsburg "Interim."
The chief original authorities are Ammianus Marcellinus, Priscus, J ordanes, Procopius, Sidonius Apollinaris and Menander Protector.
In Christian times the word was used for a feast in memory of the dead (Sidonius Apollinaris, Epistulae, iv.
The undoubted reference to Juvenal in Sidonius Apollinaris as the victim of the rage of an actor only proves that the original story from which all the varying versions of the lives are derived was generally believed before the middle of the 5th century of our era.
The earliest evidence for the banishment of Juvenal is that of Sidonius Apollinaris (c. 480), Carm.
Gaul (Toulouse or perhaps Poitiers), and belonged, like Sidonius, to one of the great governing families of the Gaulish provinces.
At any rate, in passing from Rutilius to Sidonius no reader can fail to feel that he has left the region of Latin poetry for the region of Latin verse.
The chief authorities for the life of Attila are Priscus, Jordanes, the Historia Miscella, Apollonius Sidonius and Gregory of Tours.
For Gaul about the year 50o we have the testimony of Sidonius Apollinaris (iv.
A description of the institution and character of the Ascensiontide rogations is given by Sidonius Apollinaris (Ep. v.