1 "He came in with a slow and stately step; he spoke with a broken utterance, sometimes with a kind of disjointed sobs rather than words. He had a pile of tomes upon the table; and then, with a frown and a contraction of the nostrils, and his forehead wrinkled up, he snapped his fingers to call the attention of his audience. What he said had no depth in it; but he criticized others, and pointed out their defects, as though he would exclude them from the Senate of Christian teachers. He was rich, and entertained freely, and many flocked round him in his public appearances. He was as luxurious as Nero at home, as stern as Cato abroad; as full of contradictions as the Chimaera."
2 Hist. Eccl. ii. 8.
3 For the date of this work, see the Note prefixed to it in the translation of Jerome's works, Vol. vi. of this series.
4 See Jerome's expressions in his book "Against John of Jerusalem" c. 11, which evidently refer to Rufinus: "grinning like a dog and turning up his nose."
5 Paulinus Ep. xxix, 12.
6 Jer. Ep. cxxvii, 9 Ap. iii. 21.
7 Successor of Ambrose, and Bishop a.d. 397-400. See the Letter of Anastasius to him. Jer. Ep. xcv.
8 She died soon after. See Jerome Ep. lxxxi, 1.
9 Jer. Ep. lxxxiv.
10 See Jer. Ep. lxxxi, 1.
11 Jer. Ep. cxxvii. 10.
12 Jer Ep. cxxv.
13 Jer. Pref. to Comm. on Ezek. B. I.
14 Aug. Letter 73 (In Jerome's Letters No. 110).
15 See those Lives translated in Vol. vi of this Series.
16 Letter cxxx, 7.
17 Groecarum affectionum curatio 843.
18 To a syrian it would not be literally the mother tongue but was possibly acquired in infancy.
19 Ep. xvi.
20 John of Antioch Fac. ii. 2.
21 Cyril. Alex. Ep. LXIX.
22 Glubokowski p. 63.
23 e.g. Theodorus, Migne 776.
24 Ep. CXIII.
25 Groec. Affect. Cur. 1099.
26 Historical Sketches iii. 319.
27 Strabo xvi. c. 751.
28 Glubokowski p. 31. Tillemont v. 217.
29 Ep. XLII.
30 Ep. CXIII.
31 Ep. CXXXVIII.
32 Epp. LXXXI, CXIII.
33 Ep. LXXXI.
34 Epp. LXXIX. LXXXI.
35 Ep. CXV.
36 Epp. CXIV, CXV, and Dial. p. 217 cf. also de Prov. 518 et seqq.
37 Epp. XLII, XLIII, XLV.
38 Epp. XLIII. and XLV.
39 Epp. XXIX.-XXXVI.
40 cf. Epp. VII. VIII. XIV. XV. XVII. XVIII. LXV. LXIX.
41 Ep. LXXXI.
42 "In a diocese such as his, lying as it were in a corner of the world, not reached by the public posts, isolated by the great river to the east and the mountain chains to the west, peopled by half-leavened heathen, Christianity assumed manor strange forms, sometimes hardly recognisable caricatures of the truth." Canon Venables. Dict. Christ. Biog. iv. 906.
43 Epp. CXIII.
44 Ep. LXXXIII.
45 Ep. CXLVII.
46 Epp. LXXXI and CXIII.
47 Ep. CXIII.
48 Vide the Anathematisms and Theodoret's refutation in the Prolegomena.
49 cf. Glubokowski p. 98.
50 Dict. Christ Biog. i. 767.
51 Hooker. Ecc. Pol. v. liii 4.
52 Epp., clvii., clviii., clxvii,, clxviii., clxix., clxx.
53 Hefele. Hist. Consc. iii. 127. Can. Venables. Dict. Christ. Biog. iv. 910.