A. lived in the 4th cent. AD (c. 310-394). He was for many years a grammaticus and rhetor in his home city of Burdigala (Bordeaux), before being called to the court in Trier at an advanced age (probably in 367) by Valentinian I to act as tutor to the young Gratian -- a classic example of social mobility. This, and specifically the beginning of Gratianus' reign (in 375), was the beginning of a political career which led to the eponymous consulship (in 379). He succeeded in securing influential places i…
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Liebermann, Wolf-Lüder (Bielefeld),
“Ausonius, Decimus Magnus”, in:
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