Carole Raddato
published on 07 January 2021

Statue of the Roman poet Ausonius (c. 310–c. 395 CE) in the village of Neumagen-Dhron in Germany. Decimius Magnus Ausonius was from Burdigala (modern Bordeaux in France) and was tutor to the future emperor Gratian, who afterwards bestowed the consulship on him. In 367 CE, Ausonius was required to accompany the Emperor Valentinian on his German campaigns. His best-known poem is Mosella, a celebration of the beauties of the river Moselle.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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