Lactantius : Divine institutes / Translated with an introduction and notes by Anthony Bowen and Peter Garnsey.
- Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2003.
- Translated texts for historians; 40.
1 online resource (xiv, 472 pages) : 1 color plate
- Lactantius, Lucius Coelius Firmianus. Divinarum institutionum.
- English translated from the original Latin.
- The Divine Institutes of Lactantius was a vigorous riposte to pagan criticism and persecution of Christianity, which came to a head in the 'Great' Persecution of Diocletian in the early fourth century AD. This edition has been prepared with students and scholars of intellectual history in mind, but it will also appeal to those concerned with ecclesiastical history and patristics, and to anyone interested in tracing the impact of classical philosophy and literature on an early Christian thinker. Anthony Bowen is an Emeritus Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. From 1993 to 2007 he was Orator of the University. His publications include 'Aeschylus: Suppliant Women' and 'Plutarch: The Malice of Herodotus' for the Aris and Phillips Classical Texts series, as well as the translation of 'Lacantius: Divine Institutes' (Liverpool University Press, 2004). Publisher description
"Lactantius enjoyed a high reputation in late antiquity and in the Renaissance, as apologist, rhetorician and stylist. He earned his living as a teacher of rhetorical Latin, and Ciceronian Latin lived again through his pen, enabling his wit and empowering his argument." "This edition of Divine Institutes has been prepared with students and scholars of intellectual history in mind, but it will also appeal to those concerned with ecclesiastical history and patristics, and to anyone interested in tracing the impact of Classical philosophy and literature on an early Christian thinker."-- Publisher description.
- Includes bibliography (pages 443-452) and indexes.
Electronic reproduction. 2011.
- Bowen, Anthony J.
Garnsey, Peter D A.
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- Restricted for use by site license.
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