, Thucydides (ca. 460-ca. 395 BC): ancient Greek historian

, Gaius Sallustius Crispus (-ca. 35 BC): Roman historian

, Herodotus (ca. 484-425 BC): ancient Greek historian

P. Titus-livius,

, Lysias (ca. 445-ca. 380 BC): ancient Greek orator

, The Gracchi brothers, Tiberius and Gaius, (late 2 nd c.BC): Roman plebeian nobles who both served as tribunes in the late 2nd century BC. Famous also as speakers

, Demosthenes (384-322 BC): Greek statesman and orator

M. Cicero, BC): a Roman philosopher, statesman, orator, consul 13 Jeronimus: Epistola ad Paulinum (58), 5. MPL, XXII, col. 583. The last part of this passage was also used by Piccolomini in his Oration "Si ea quae justa, pp.106-149

A. , Piccolomini also uses this passage in his oration "Si ea quae justa, Sermo contra Auxentium de basilicis tradendis, vol.18, p.23

, Historia tripartita, vol.9, p.546

, Saints Gervasius and Protasius: Christian martyrs, probably of the 2nd century. They would have waited a couple of centuries to be rediscovered by Ambrose. See Paulinus, 21, 33, 43. See also Collins, p.63

. Cf and . Paulinus, , p.10

. Cf and . Paulinus, , p.28

. Cf and . Paulinus, On Ambrose finding other bodies of martyrs, see Paulinus, vol.14, p.33

J. , or maybe Augustine who, not yet baptized, witnessed these events and relates them in his Confessions, Ss. Mm. Gerv. et Prot, vol.22, issue.9

I. , he must not be a heretic, e.g. an Arian, but of the right, catholic, persuasion

. Fritigil, Queen of the Marcomanni, is the last known ruler of the Germanic peoples who were at that time (mid 4th century) probably settled in Pannonia. She is alleged to have had her residence in the present Burgenland

. Paulinus, , p.36

. Paulinus, , vol.36

. Paulinus, , p.25

, Flavius Arbogastes (-394): Frankish general in the Roman Empire

. Paulinus, , p.30

, An allusion to the Easter hymn of Exultet with the words: O blessed sin that merited to have so great and such a saviour (O felix culpa, quae tantum ac talem meruit habere redemptorem)

M. Filippo and . Visconti, Duke of Milan, pp.1412-1447

. Ceterum, quid te subtrahis, quid tergiversaris, oratio 1 , quid sic 2 times ad ultimum pervenire?