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Text & Translation of Book III

P.G. Walsh (ed.)

in De Civitate Dei Books III and IV

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687594
eISBN:
9781800342996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687594.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter provides the original text and translation of Book III of Augustine's The City of God. It begins with a programmatic statement that demonstrates how Roman gods had encouraged rather than ... More


The Olfactory Context: Smelling the Early Christian World

Susan Ashbrook Harvey

in Scenting Salvation: Ancient Christianity and the Olfactory Imagination

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241473
eISBN:
9780520931015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241473.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The elderly bishop Polycarp was invalided in the city of Smyrna on charges of refusal to sacrifice to the Roman gods around the year 155 c.e. Christian witnesses to Polycarp's execution wrote a ... More


Augustan aetia: Livy, Vergil, and Ovid

Anke Walter

in Time in Ancient Stories of Origin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198843832
eISBN:
9780191879531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843832.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Livy, in his ab urbe condita, makes it clear that origins are subject to change: to growth and development, or to decay and decline. This temporal framework is closely connected with the circularity ... More


Commentary on Book VII

P.G. Walsh (ed.)

in Augustine: De Civitate Dei The City of God Books VI and VII

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856688782
eISBN:
9781800343009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856688782.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter includes the commentary on Book VII of St. Augustine's The City of God. It mentions superiores libri...sufficient, in which Augustine argues that the Roman gods can afford no help in the ... More


Introduction

P. G. Walsh (ed.)

in Augustine: De Civitate Dei The City of God Books I and XII

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687525
eISBN:
9781800342989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687525.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Augustine, who is the sole bishop of Hippo since 396 to 397 and had achieved cult status as the leading apologist for Christian orthodoxy in Africa. It explains how Augustine ... More


The Dancing Lares and the Serpent in the Garden: Religion at the Roman Street Corner

Harriet I. Flower

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175003
eISBN:
9781400888016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175003.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The most pervasive gods in ancient Rome had no traditional mythology attached to them, nor was their worship organized by elites. Throughout the Roman world featured small shrines to the beloved ... More


The Myth of the Growing City

Massimo Cacciari

Alessandro Carrera (ed.)

in Europe and Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267163
eISBN:
9780823274840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267163.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

A political order that ignores its own origin appears to be without a foundation, yet every origin is the result of a compromise between myth and history. One also needs to understand what “origin” ... More


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