Seven Books of History against the Pagans
Translated with commentary by Andrew Fear
Acknowledgements Abbreviations INTRODUCTION 1. Life 2. The Histories 3. Intentions 4. Secular Religious History 5. Sources 6. Structure 7. Chronological Systems and the Ordering of Time 8. Notes of Caution 9. Orosius’s Clash with Augustine 10. Legacy NOTE ON TRANSLATION SYNOPSIS SEVEN BOOKS Of HISTORY AGAINST THE PAGANS Book One Book Two Book Three Book Four Book Five Book Six Book Seven Bibliography Index
Andrew Fear's is the first translation into English of the complete work since 1936, and presents Orosius' sometimes convoluted Latin in very readable English, making this crucial work easily accessible to students and scholars lacking Latin; the extensive annotation will be valuable also for those capable of reading the original.
Medium Aevum, Vol. LXXX
..as a translation it achieves its aims: this fine rendering of Orosius, especially in combination with the notes, will provide a very useful, new access to the Seven books of History against the Pagans, and thus allow future readers to discover this historian for themselves.
Bryn Mawr Classical Review.05.36
... this new edition does an excellent job in introducing the world of Orosius to those who are inclined to read him. Through the introduction Fear is able to illustrate the importance of the text and the unique contribution it makes to an understanding of early Christian historiography, without overstating the case. A fresh perspective is brought to the text and much deserved attention is directed to Orosius and the early fifth century...
Journal of Late Antique Religion and Culture, Vol 4
Size: 210 x 147 mm
Publication: July 13, 2010
Series: Translated Texts for Historians 54