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Bissula (flourished in 4th century AD) was an Alemannic woman in the 4th century. She was captured by the Romans in 368 at a young age, and became a slave of the Roman poet Ausonius. Ausonius fell deeply in love with Bissula, and released her from slavery. He wrote a poem on her, de Bissula ("About Bissula"), which he sent to his friend Paulus.


  • Latin text of beginning of the main part. Click on Next for the next part.
  • Liebesgedichte an Bissula, a German translation by M. W. Besser, 1908
  • Friedrich Marx: Ausonius 3. In: Paulys Realencyclopädie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft (RE). Band II,2, Stuttgart 1896, Sp. 2562-2580, hier Sp. 2564 und Sp. 2571.
  • Felix Dahn: Gesammelte Werke. Erste Serie, Band 3. Berlin 1884.

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