Nazarius, author of the panegyric of 321, was one of the most famous rhetoricians of his day, as is recorded by Jerome, who calls him rhetor insignis in his Chronicon (year 324). A comment of Ausonius (Commemoratio professorum Burdigalensium 14.9) has led to the hypothesis that he held a chair at Bordeaux, but scholars are divided between supporters of this position (Bajoni, Lassandro) and those who are doubtful (Nixon-Rodgers); the lack of more precise information and the Ausonian association with Attius Patera, who, according to Jerome again, taught at Rome, have led others to think that he was originally from Rome or that he taught there (Booth), but none of these theses is able to be proved with sufficient certainty. From a reference in Pan. 30.2 we also know of another oration - probably a lost panegyric - in which Maxentius’ death at the Milvian Bridge is described. Again, Jerome Chron. (year 336) informs us that he had a daughter, Eunomia, who was a Christian and who practiced as a rhetorician; the fact that his daughter practiced Christianity does not imply that he also did so; rather, a few pagan sympathies seem to emerge from his words. [A. Balbo; tr. C. L. Caterine].