Gregory of Tours


Gregory of Tours (c. 539-594)

“What are you trying to do? You have everything you want! Your homes are full of luxuries, there are vast supplies of wine, grain and oil in your store-houses, and in your treasuries the gold and silver are piled high. Only one thing is lacking: you cannot keep peace, and therefore you do not know the grace of God.”

  • The History of the Franks by Gregory of Tours (Book V, Preface), translated by Lewis Thorpe. New York: Penguin Classics, 1971.

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