Ausonius, 9 the friend of the Emperor Valentinian
, and the latest poet of eminence in the Western Empire, has handed down some of these fables in verse, which Julianus Titianus, a contemporary writer of no great name, translated into prose.
Likewise, appealing to the Lucrece precedent, Maximus correspondingly urges Lucina to suicide following her rape by the titular tyrant in John Fletcher's Valentinian
Thus we can speak about a certain dualistic tendency within this type of gnosis and it can be found in Classic (Sethian) Gnosticism, Basilidian (12) or Valentinian
, 72) oder einen gewissen Olybirus (statt Olybrius, 76f).
Facing the question of how to deal with complex foreign relations in the later fourth century in the dual reign of Valentinian
and Valens, he weighs methodology against respect for his readers.
Accordingly, only through Gnosis--a "knowledge of the heart," as the Valentinian
Gospel of Truth puts it-can man find salvation, that is, personal union with the Supreme Deity, the God of Light.
Aitken looks for "A Valentinian
Response to the Culture of Reclining," and admits, at the foot of her introductory page, that there is none, or, at least, none evident in surviving texts (239).
Shakespeare's Cymbeline was acted in the autumn of 1610 and John Fletcher's The Tragedy of Valentinian
One is because it flowed through Trier, which was the site of the court of the Western Roman emperor Valentinian
In 380 CE, three Caesars, Theodosius I, Gratian, and Valentinian
II, delivered the 'Edict of Thessalonica' in order that all their subjects should profess the faith of the Bishop of Rome.
In 385 and 386, influential adherents of Arianism pressured Emperor Valentinian
II to suppress the faith of those who confessed the Nicene Creed--which included the three basilicas of Milan.
7) Petrus was bishop of Ravenna during the 430s and 440s, a period when the western imperial court normally resided in either Ravenna or Rome, so that he must have delivered a significant proportion of his more than 170 surviving sermons to congregations which included wealthy courtiers of Valentinian
III and his mother Galla Placidia.