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Ecdicius and the Eighteen January 25, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient
Ecdicius and the Eighteen

Beachcombing’s recent description of the Roman end times – the grinding to dust of Roman civilisation in the fifth century – got him musing on one of his favourite decline and fall scenes. The following is a letter from Sidonius Apollinaris (obit 489) to his brother-in-law Ecdicius.  He is remembering the moment some months or […]