The first (A.D. 382) to Gratian, who refused them audience. The second (A.D. 384) to Valentinian, when the field was disputed by Symmachus and Ambrose. The third(A.D. 388) to Theodosius and the fourth (A.D. 392) to Valentinian. Lardner (Heathen Testimonies, vol. iv. p. 372-399) fairly represents the whole transaction.