Ambrose of Milan
Political Letters and Speeches
Translated with commentary by J. H. W. G. Liebeschuetz
J. H. W. G. Liebeschuetz is Emeritus Professor of Classics at the University of Nottingham, a Fellow of the British Academy, and Corresponding Member of the German Archaeological Institute, and was a member of the European Science Foundation ‘Transformation of the Roman World’ Project 1992-97.
Preface Abbeviations General Introduction I. The Life of Ambrose of Milan II. The Letters of Ambrose of Milan Translation and Commentary Letters, Book Ten Letters on Matters Arising from the Council of Capua Introduction to episulate 70 and 71 Epistula 70 (Maur. 56) to Theophilus, bishop of Alexandria (392) Epistula 71 (Maur. 56a) to the bishops of Macedonia (393) Letters on the Altar of Victory Introduction to episulate 72, 72a and 73 Epistula 72 (Maur. 17) to the emperor Valntinian II (384) Epistula 72a (Maur. 17a): Symmachus' Third Relatio to Valentinian Epistula 73 (Maur. 18) Ambrose's formal reply to Symmachus (384) Letters on the destruction of the Synagogue at Callinicum Epistula 74 (Maur. 40) = Epistula extra collectionem 1a to the emperor Theodosius (388/389) Appendix: Epistula extra collectionem 1 (Maur.41), to Ambrose's sister Marcellina (388/389) Ambrose's Conflict with the empress Justina at Milan Introduction to Episulate 75, 75a, 76 and 77 Epistula 75 (Maur. 21) to the emperor Valentinian II (AD 386) Epistula 75a (Maur. 21a), also known as Contra Auxentium (386) Epistula 76 (Maur. 20) to Ambrose's sister, Marcellina (386) Oration on the Death of Theodosius I Introduction De Obitu Thdosii (395) Letter on the discovery of the relics of Gervasius and Protasius Epistula 77 (Maur. 22) to Ambrose's sister, Marcellina (386) Letters outside the Collection (Epistulae extra collectionem) Note on Epistulate extra collectionem 1 and 1a Letter to Theodosius I on his Victory over Usurper Eugenius Epistula extra collectionem 2 (Maur. 61): Ambrose to the emperor Theodosius I (394) Epistula extra collectionem 3 (Maur. 62): Ambrose to the emperor Theodosius I (394) Letters of the Council of Aquileia (AD 381) Epistula extra collectionem 4 (Maur. 10): the bishops of the council to the emperors of Gratain, Valentinian II, and Theodosius I (381) Epistula extra collectionem 5 (Maur. 11): the bishops of the council to the emperors of Gratain, Valentinian II, and Theodosius I (381) The Council of Aquileia and the Decisions of the Council of Constantinople Introduction to Epistula extra collectionem 6 (Maur. 12), 8 (Maur. 14) and 9 (Maur. 13) Notes on the order of the letters Epistula extra collectionem 6 (Maur. 12): the bishops of the council to the emperors Gratian, Valentinian II, and Theodosius I (381) Epistula extra collectionem 9 (Maur. 13): Ambrose and the Italian bishops to the emperor Theodosius I (381) Epistula extra collectionem 8 (Maur. 14): Ambrose and the Italian bishops to the emperor Theodosius I (382) Petition of a Roman Council to the Emperors Gratian and Valentinian II Introduction Epistula extra collectionem 7: the council to the emperors Gratian and Valentinian II (378) Letter on the altar of the Victory Introduction Epistula extra collectionem 10 (Maur. 57) Ambrose to the usurper Eugenius (394) Letter on the massacre at Thessalonica Introduction Epistula extra collectionem 11 (Maur 51): Ambrose to the emperor theodosius I (390) Letters of Ambrose and Gratian Letter of the emperor Gratian to Ambrose (379) Epistula extra collectionem 12 (Maur. 1): Ambrose to the emperor Gratian (379) Letter on the date of Easter Introduction Epistula extra collectionem 13 (Maur. 23): Ambrose to the bishops of Aemilia (386) Asceticism and Dissension at Vercelli and the Affair of Jovinianus Epistula extra collectionem 14 (Maur. 63): Ambrose to the church of Vercelli (396) Letter of Pope Siricius (Maur. 41a) Epistula extra collectionem 15 (Maur. 42): Ambrose and his fellow bishops to Pope Siricius (393) Apendices Appendix I: Ambrose and Magnus Maximus Introduction Epistula extra collectionem 30 (Maur. 24): Ambrose to the emperor Valentinian II (date uncertain) Appendix II: Ambrose's Funeral Oration on the Death of Valentinian II (De Obitu Valentiniani) Introduction De Obitu Valentiniani (392) Glossary Bibliography Maps Index
[Ambrose's]... letters have been translated and commented on with rare independence of mind by Liebeschuetz in his Ambrose of Milan: Political Letters and Speeches.
New York Review of Books
The translations in Liebeschuetz’s volume are clear and precise, and they are accompanied by informative introductions and rigorous notes… an invaluable tool for students of Ambrose, early Christian political thinking and imperial-episcopal relations.
Journal of Ecclesiastical History
Size: 210 × 147 mm
Publication: February 4, 2010
Series: Translated Texts for Historians 43