At first it was employed as a respectful title for any monk, as we learn from St Jerome, who denounced the custom on the ground that Christ had said, "Call no man father on earth" (in Epist.
Although he had declined a professorship in Germany, he now accepted an invitation to the chair of mathematics at Groningen (Commercium Philosophicum, epist.
Gerbert (afterwards Pope Silvester II., 940-1003) was especially interested in the speeches, and in a letter to a friend (Epist.
It is singular that, while we possess a detailed description of this famous eruption in two letters of the younger Pliny (Epist.
It occupies, as inscriptions show, the site of the ancient Tifernum Tiberinum, near which Pliny had a villa (Epist.
The word is here equivalent to "assize-districts" (Tyrrell and Purser's edition of Cicero Epist.
Pauli ad Timotheum et duorum capitum secunda (1561), Heshusius, Commentarius priorem epist.
Paulus (De originibus Pauli epist.
In another passage (Epist.
237; Seneca, Epist.