1 That is, private letter, now lost, which was two books of Rufinus' Apology.
2 Prov. xiv, 3.
3 Pride A. V. and Vulgate.
4 Prov. xviii. 2, as in Vulgate version.
5 Is. xxxii, 5. The words are not those of the of the A. V.
6 Mark ix, 42.
7 Matt. xviii, 7.
8 Luke vi, 45.
9 Rom. xii, 19, Rom. xii, 20.
10 John xviii, 23.
11 Gal. ii, 2.
12 When she lost her daughter Proserpine and lamented her throughout the world.
13 In the two first books of the Apology.
14 Kings of Lydia and Persia notorious for their wealth.
15 Kings of Lydia and Persia notorious for their wealth.
16 Father of Tarquinius Priscus, said to have been a wealthy immigrant from Corinth.
17 The triumvir: surnamed the Rich: murdered in Persia b.c. 52.
18 Jove was said to have seduced Danaë by changing himself into a shower of gold.
19 Jerome often taunts Rufinus with being rich and luxurious. See Letter cxxv, 18.
20 Necessarius. This no doubt applies to Eusebius of Cremona or to Paulinian, Jerome's brother, (Jer Ap. 1, 21, 28.) See Ruf. Ap. i, 19, where a similar charge is made.
21 Quoted from Rufinus' letter to Jerome, now lost.
22 That is in Origen's IIeri 'Arxwn.
23 Five tongued.
24 Amasium, sweetheart; namely, Origen.
25 Jas. iii, 2.
26 Ezek. xiii, 4.
27 Theophilus of Alexandria - Anastasius of Rome.
28 non ridiculosa ut tu scribis sed ridicula. Jerome seems to object to ridiculosus as bad Latin.
29 Equuleus, the little horse, an instrument of torture.
30 For the years 401 and 402. See Jerome Letters 96 and 98.
31 lsidore, the Origenist monk who was sent to inquire into the quarrel between Jerome and John of Jerusalem. His letter written to John and Rufinus prejudging the case, was brought by mistake to Jerome's friend Vincentius. See Jerome Against John of Jerusalem c. 37.
32 Perhaps both Paul and Jerome.
33 Theophilus himself.
34 Is v, 20.
35 Bishop of Rome in succession to Damasus. (a.d. 385-398) and succeeded by Anastasius.
36 The Goths under Alaric passed through Aquileia to invade Italy in 401.
37 a.d. 385.
38 He means Origenistic heresies; but there is no trace in his early works of this detection of heresy.
39 1 John ii, 19.
40 From Epiphanius' letter to John, Bishop of translated by Jerome (Jer. Ep. 51 c. 6).
41 Virgil Georg, ii, 473, Aen. i. 746.
42 A Latin rhetorician of the time of Hadrian and Antoninus Pius. Some of his exercises are still extant.
43 In Macarius' dream, see Ruf. Apol. i, 11.
44 A parody upon the verse of Virgil and Ennius on Fabius Maximus called Cunctator because by his tactics of delay he saved Rome from the Carthaginians. "Thou art Maximus (greatest) who savedst the state by delaying (cunctando)."
45 Astrologers or magicians.
46 Of Cyrene. A disciple of Socrates, founder of the Cyrenaic sect, the precursors of the Epicureans.