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Octavius (dialogue)

Betascript Publishing (2010-08-12 )

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ISBN-13:

978-613-1-20542-2

ISBN-10:
6131205426
EAN:
9786131205422
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Octavius is an early writing in defense of Christianity by Marcus Minucius Felix. It is written in the form of a dialogue between the pagan Caecilius Natalis and the Christian Octavius Januarius, a provincial lawyer, the friend and fellow-student of the author. The scene is pleasantly and graphically laid on the beach at Ostia on a holiday afternoon, and the discussion is represented as arising out of the homage paid by Caecilius, in passing, to the Cult image of Serapis. His arguments for paganism (possibly modelled on those of Celsus) are taken up seriatim by Octavius, with the result that the assailant is convinced. Minucius himself plays the part of umpire. The form of the dialogue is modelled on the De natura deorum and De divinatione of Cicero and its style is both vigorous and elegant if at times not exempt from something of the affectation of the age.
Publishing house:
Betascript Publishing
Website:
https://www.betascript-publishing.com/
Edited by:
Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, Susan F. Marseken
Number of pages:
192
Published on:
2010-08-12
Stock:
Available
Category:
History
Price:
54.00 €
Keywords:
Marcus Minucius Felix, Vettius Agorius Praetextatus

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