Augustine: The City of God Books VI and VII - Aris & Phillips Classical Texts (Hardback)P. G. Walsh (author)
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Books VI and VII focus on the figure of Terentius Varro, a man revered by Augustine's pagan contemporaries. By exploiting Varro's learned researches on Roman religion, Augustine condemns Roman religious practices and beliefs in order to refute pagan claims that the Roman deities had guaranteed a blessed life in the hereafter for their devotees. These books are therefore not only an invaluable source for the study of early Christianity but also for any student of Classical Rome, who is provided here with a detailed account of one of the most learned figures of Roman antiquity, whose own works have not survived in the same state. Latin text with facing-page English translation, introduction and commentary.
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Number of pages: 220
Weight: 399 g
Dimensions: 210 x 147 x 23 mm
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