Risen Christ

The Church after Constantine began to promote her

Have City, have Satire

The City’s worldly women …

Women of the world, you know, plume themselves because their husbands are on the bench or in other high positions. And the wife of the emperor always has an eager throng of visitors at her door.…

No time for old foxes

Got something to say? Use the known and best …

It is hard to express general things in specific ways. You’d be well advised to spin your plays from the song of Troy rather than introduce what noone has said or…

The Rise of the Hymn

In the ways of holiness, chanted psalms were the song …

in the reading of Scriptures, or in the chanting of psalms, or in the preaching of sermons, or in the offering up of prayers

The greatest monk advised …

Pray continually; avoid…

Keep to a Doric air

Turn from dangerous music …

close one’s ears to songs which corrupt the mind. For passions which are the offspring of servility and baseness are produced by this kind of music.

An old call …

drunkenness and softness and indolence are utterly unbecoming…

Lost Wisdom for Sailors

Arius opened his Thalia …

According to faith of God’s elect, God’s prudent ones,
Holy children, rightly dividing, God’s Holy Spirit receiving,
Have I learned this from the partakers of wisdom,
Accomplished, divinely taught, and wise in all things.
Along their track, have I been…