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Quintus Aurelius Symmachus (c. 350–c. 405)

Symmachus, Quintus Aurelius (sim’a-kus). A Roman author and orator; born about 350 A.D.; died about 405 A.D. Ten books of his ‘Letters’ are extant, and are of much historical interest. Fragments of his speeches were discovered by Cardinal Mai, and published in 1815. Symmachus was one of the last champions of paganism, and seems to have been a pure and noble character.