Decimus Magnus Ausonius was a poet from the second half of the fourth century AD. He was born in Bordeaux. In Trier he was tutor of the Emperor Gratian. Imperial patronage led to a number of high posts in the state service. Famous is the Mosella, a descriptive poem of the river Moselle and the adjacent country.
|De feriis romanis, 1-2
Nunc et Apollinares Tiberina per ostia ludos et Megalisiacae matris operta loquar.
|On the Roman Festivals, 1-2
Now will I tell of the Games of Apollo held at Tiber's mouth, and of the mysteries of the Megalesian mother.
Translation: Loeb, H.G.E. White.