Decimus Magnus Ausonius, known better as Ausonius, was born in Bordeaux in the year 310. He tutored Gratian and became consul of Gaul in 379. He was a poet and man of letters, and his works give vivid images of people and places. Mosella is regarded as his best, and others are Parentalia and Ordo nobilium urbium. He claimed to be a Christian, but some of his works depicted pagan beliefs. He died around 395.