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Nicene and Ante-Nicene Fathers, Ser. II, Vol. VIII:
The Letters.: To Olympius.

Early Church Fathers  Index     

Letter XIII. 1890

To Olympius.

As all the fruits of the season come to us in their proper time, flowers in spring, corn in summer, and apples 1891 in autumn, so the fruit for winter is talk.


Footnotes

124:1890

Placed with the preceding.

124:1891

μῆλον.  But, like the Latin malum, this word served for more than we mean by “apple.”  So the malum Cydonium was quince, the malum Persicum, peach, etc.


Next: To Gregory his friend.

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