Sidonius Needs a Whipping

“In the poetical works of Sidonius, which he afterwards condemned, (l. ix. epist. 16, p. 285,) the fabulous deities are the principal actors. If Jerome was scourged by the angels for only reading Virgil, the bishop of Clermont, for such a vile imitation, deserved an additional whipping from the Muses.”

-Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 3 Chp. 36 Note 79

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