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occupation: poet, writer, politician, military personnel
position held: Ancient Roman senator, consul of the Roman Empire
student of: Aemilius Magnus Arborius
Decimus or Decimius Magnus Ausonius (; c. 310 – c. 395) was a Roman poet and teacher of rhetoric from Burdigala in Aquitaine, modern Bordeaux, France. For a time he was tutor to the future emperor Gratian, who afterwards bestowed the consulship on him. His best-known poems are Mosella, a description of the river Moselle, and Ephemeris, an account of a typical day in his life. His many other verses show his concern for his family, friends, teachers, and circle of well-to-do acquaintances and his delight in the technical handling of meter.
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