Augustine: The City of God Books I and II

Edited with an introduction, translation and commentary by P. G. Walsh

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ISBN: 9780856687532

Publication: March 7, 2005

Series: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts

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This edition of Books I & II of St Augustine's The City of God (De Civitate Dei) is the only edition 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, written in the aftermath of the sack of Rome in AD 410 by the Goths, Augustine replies to the pagans, who attributed the fall of Rome to the Christian religion and its prohibition of the worship of the pagan gods. Latin text with facing-page English translation, introduction and commentary.

P.G. Walsh was Senior Research Fellow and Emeritus Professor of Humanity at the University of Glasgow, and a Latin scholar of international renown. His publications include Livy: His Historical Aims and Methods (1961) and The Roman Novel (1970); editions of Augustine, De bono coniugali and De sancta uirginitate (Oxford); and translations of Paulinus of Nola (Letters, Poems) and of Cassiodorus, Explanation of the Psalms (Ancient Christian Writers). He edited the first sixteen books of Augustine’s De Civitate Dei, as well as Books XXXVI-XL of Livy’s History for the Aris & Phillips Classical Texts series.


Preface
Abbreviations and Bibliography
INTRODUCTION
TEXT AND TRANSLATION OF BOOK I
TEXT AND TRANSLATION OF BOOK II
Appendices:
I. Retractationes 2.69
II. Letter to Firmus
III. Suicide, Roman and Christian
COMMENTARY ON BOOK I
COMMENTARY ON BOOK II
Indices
I. Scripture
II. General

‘...a good basic tool for students and scholars who wish to read and study Augustine's text in English with the possibility of consulting the Latin original.’
Bryn Mawr Classical Review
 

'This is a very useful introduction to Augustine in Latin.'
Jennifer Milligan, JACT Review, 2006
 

Format: Paperback

Size: 210 × 147 mm

236 Pages

Copyright: © 2005

ISBN: 9780856687532

Publication: March 7, 2005

Series: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts

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