well, neither do i. but do you know who manlius theodorus was? well, he was the dedicatee of augustine's dialogue 'de beata vita', written in 386 during a bit of otium liberale. manlius had set a precedent for such a retirement, according to peter brown in 'augustine of hippo', in 383, when he withdrew from public life for a time to write books on philosophy and a treatise on classical meter. he was an admirer of plotinus and a catholic. moreover, the discussions on which the 'de beata vita' is based may have taken place in his house!