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This edition of St Augustine's The City of God (De Civitate Dei) is the only one in English to provide a text and translation as well as a detailed commentary of this most influential document in the history of western Christianity. In Book V Augustine searches out and presents an ...
Augustine: The City of God Book V
This edition of St Augustine's The City of God (De Civitate Dei) is the only one in English to provide a text and translation as well as a detailed commentary of this most influential document in the history of western Christianity. In Book V Augustine searches out and presents an answer to the question which lies behind the earlier books. In spite of the moral bankruptcy of the Roman state, and in spite of the disasters and injustices which have marked her history since the foundation, Rome has extended her imperial sway throughout Europe and the Near East. If the pagan gods have not guided her to this terrestrial eminence, how has this success been achieved? Augustine divides his response into four main sections: addressing the pagan notion of fate; arguing that God aided the Romans to imperial glory because a minority of them were virtuous even though they did not worship him; stating explicitly that the Roman Empire was set in place by God and is governed by his providence; and devoting the final section to the advent of Christian Emperors. Latin text with facing-page English translation, introduction and commentary.
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This edition of St Augustine's The City of God (De Civitate Dei) is the only one in English to provide a text and translation as well as a detailed commentary of this most influential document in the history of western Christianity. In these books Augustine offers a Christian perspective on ...
Augustine: The City of God Books III and IV
This edition of St Augustine's The City of God (De Civitate Dei) is the only one in English to provide a text and translation as well as a detailed commentary of this most influential document in the history of western Christianity. In these books Augustine offers a Christian perspective on the growth of Rome, which its pagan apologists attribute to the providential protection of its gods. Book III spotlights both the injustices inflicted and the privations endured by the Romans, thus rebutting such claims. Book IV offers a withering account of the Roman deities, basing its analysis on the researches of Terentius Varro. This section of The City of God is a vital document for students of Roman history, and especially of Roman religion, for it provides the most detailed evidence of Varro's learned works. Latin text with facing-page English translation, introduction and commentary.
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Augustine: The City of God Books III and IV

by Edmund Augustine, P. G. Walsh
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Augustine intended the Soliloquies and the Immortality of the Soul to form a single book. For those who are unacquainted with Augustine, it is a good book with which to begin. It deals, as he says, with those matters about which he most wanted to know at this time, i.e. ...
Augustine: Soliloquies and Immortality of the Soul
Augustine intended the Soliloquies and the Immortality of the Soul to form a single book. For those who are unacquainted with Augustine, it is a good book with which to begin. It deals, as he says, with those matters about which he most wanted to know at this time, i.e. between his conversion in the summer of 386 and his baptism at Easter, 387. The matters are the primacy of mind over things of sense, and the immortality of the soul. These central tenets of Neoplatonism are not simply theoretical questions for Augustine. He had been through a period of intense strain, close to a nervous breakdown, and the Soliloquies are the description of his most intimate feelings, a form of therapy. The Soliloquies and the Immortality of the Soul are the finished and the unfinished parts respectively of the same work. The latter shows us the raw material of a dialogue: in the Soliloquies we have a piece of theatre, the dramatised conflict between two personae. They are two aspects of the one character (he invented the word soliloquies), and the presentation gives us a picture of Augustine at this time which is even more immediate than his self-portrait in the Confessions. This early work gives us the first direct evidence on the temperament of the man who created the Confessions: someone fascinated with the mystery of the personality, and particularly memory, a lover of puzzles and paradoxes, a rhetorician with a deep interest in philosophy, a highly emotional human being, and above all, a questioner concerned with knowing the truth. [Latin text with facing-page English translation, introduction and commentary.]
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Dieses Buch ist in lateinischer Sprache verfasst. Der Augustiner Robert von Cricklade, 1141 zum Prior von Sankt Frideswide in Oxford gewahlt, verfasste neben theologischen Werken ein Exzerpt der Naturalis Historia Plinius' des AElteren und widmete es Koenig Heinrich II. von England (reg. 1154-1189). Dem Werk sind drei Prologe vorangestellt, namlich ...
Roberti Crikeladensis Defloratio Naturalis Historie Plinii Secundi
Dieses Buch ist in lateinischer Sprache verfasst. Der Augustiner Robert von Cricklade, 1141 zum Prior von Sankt Frideswide in Oxford gewahlt, verfasste neben theologischen Werken ein Exzerpt der Naturalis Historia Plinius' des AElteren und widmete es Koenig Heinrich II. von England (reg. 1154-1189). Dem Werk sind drei Prologe vorangestellt, namlich die Widmung an den Koenig, Suetons Pliniusvita und ein Prolog an studiosi et precipue claustrales et scolastici , in dem sich Robert uber Art und Zweck seiner Arbeit aussert. Er schreibt dort, er habe Denkwurdiges und Nutzliches ausgewahlt, UEberflussiges und fur seine Zeit Unnoetiges dagegen weggelassen. Das Exzerpt ist in einzelne Kapitel eingeteilt, denen von Robert selbst verfasste Titel vorangestellt sind. Hier liegt die erste Gesamtausgabe des Exzerpts vor.
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This edition of St Augustine's The City of God (De Civitate Dei) is the only one in English to provide a text and translation as well as a detailed commentary of this most influential document in the history of western Christianity. In Book V Augustine searches out and presents an ...
Augustine: The City of God Book V
This edition of St Augustine's The City of God (De Civitate Dei) is the only one in English to provide a text and translation as well as a detailed commentary of this most influential document in the history of western Christianity. In Book V Augustine searches out and presents an answer to the question which lies behind the earlier books. In spite of the moral bankruptcy of the Roman state, and in spite of the disasters and injustices which have marked her history since the foundation, Rome has extended her imperial sway throughout Europe and the Near East. If the pagan gods have not guided her to this terrestrial eminence, how has this success been achieved? Augustine divides his response into four main sections: addressing the pagan notion of fate; arguing that God aided the Romans to imperial glory because a minority of them were virtuous even though they did not worship him; stating explicitly that the Roman Empire was set in place by God and is governed by his providence; and devoting the final section to the advent of Christian Emperors. Latin text with facing-page English translation, introduction and commentary.
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This edition contains the thirty-three letters which survive from those exchanged between Cicero and his correspondents between the beginning of January and the end of April, 43 B.C. This was a key period of Roman history, when the forces of the Senate, supported by the precocious young Octavian, faced Mark ...
Cicero: Letters of January to April 43 BC
This edition contains the thirty-three letters which survive from those exchanged between Cicero and his correspondents between the beginning of January and the end of April, 43 B.C. This was a key period of Roman history, when the forces of the Senate, supported by the precocious young Octavian, faced Mark Antony in north Italy, leading to the battle of Mutina (Modena) in April, and the defeat of Antony. The period has the dramatic quality of a tragedy, especially considering the events of the following months. Cicero, now aged sixty-three, is deeply involved in all the political actions, and in touch with most of the protagonists in the confused scenario. Cicero's Letters are normally read, if at all, in selection. Continuous reading of all that survives from a given period is far more interesting, and puts the reader in close contact with the feelings and experiences of those who were living at the time. Latin text with facing-page English translation, introduction and commentary.
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33.600000 USD
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