Mike Aquilina

Bishop 1, Emperor 0

Tuesday November 21st 2006, 7:40 am

Call it spine. St. Ambrose had a sturdy one, and he used it to stand up to emperors and face them down. In a post titled Ambrose the Bruiser, Adrian Murdoch looks at Our Man from Milan’s famous “just try it” letter to Valentinian II. (You’ll find the full text of the letter here.)