Letters and Selected Prose

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Alcimus Ecdicius Avitus, bishop of Vienne from c.494 to c.518, is known for his poetic works, but his Latin prose style has led to some neglect of his letters. This first complete translation of the letters into English gives access to an important source for the history of the Burgundian Kingdom in the early sixth century.
 

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the Historical Context
3
Manuscripts Papyrus and Editions of Avitus Letters
28
Literary Aspects of Avitus LetterCollection
58
The Acacian Schism
89
The Laurentius File
134
Sigismund and the Emperor
141
Relics of the True Cross
154
GUNDOBAD KING OF THE BURGUNDIANS
163
Avitus to Contumeliosus bishop of Riez
264
Viventiolus of Lyons
266
Maximus of Genevas Table
276
PASTORAL LETTERS TO GALLIC BISHOPS
285
What to do with Heretics?
295
Legal Matters involving Burgundian Bishops
306
LAYMEN IN BURGUNDIAN TERRITORY
315
Other Laymen
324

Personal and Legal Matters
208
SIGISMUND PRINCE AND THE KING OF THE BURGUNDIANS 8 TheologicalReligious Matters
220
SecularTemporal Matters
233
CLOSE EPISCOPAL CONNECTIONS 10 Apollinaris Bishop of Valence his Brother
243
Avitus to Apollinaris bishop of Valence
245
Avitus to Apollinaris bishop of Valence
247
Avitus to Apollinaris bishop of Valence
249
Avitus to Apollinaris bishop of Valence
250
Avitus to Apollinaris bishop of Valence
251
Avitus to Apollinaris bishop of Valence
257
Avitus Poetry and Another Literary Connection
259
Dedicatory Letter for De consolatoria castitatis laude to Apollinaris bishop of Valence
262
Festal Letters to Laymen in Burgundian Territory
331
THE VISIGOTHIC KINGDOM
337
EXTERNAL MATTERS
350
A Good Medical Man is Hard to Find
357
on the Martyrs of Agaune
377
Avitus Use of Honorific Forms of Address
391
Textual Changes to Peipers Edition
407
Listing of Letters in the Order of Peipers Edition
416
Bibliography
419
Maps and Genealogies
437
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Danuta Shanzer is Professor of Classics and Director of Graduate Studies in Classics at Cornell University. She is North American Editor for Early Medieval Europe. Ian Wood is Professor of Early Medieval History at the University of Leeds.

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