History against the Pagans by Orosius

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By Paulus Orosius

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Paulus Orosius was a fifth century Roman historian and a student of Augustine of Hippo. His 'Seven Books of History against the Pagans' is a major work that had a great impact on historiography during the period between antiquity and the Middle Ages. It presents an engaging historical narration, focusing on the pagan peoples from the earliest time up until when the author was alive. Orosius' objective was to compose a work that could prove that Rome's decadence and its recent sacking by Alaric I was not a result of its conversion to Christianity. Delphi's Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin texts. This eBook presents Orosius' 'Seven Books of History against the Pagans', with illustrations and an informative introduction. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Orosius' life and works
* Features the complete text of 'Seven Books of History against the Pagans', in both English translation and the original Latin
* Concise introduction to the text
* Features Irving Woodworth Raymond's 1936 translation
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the chapters you want to read with individual contents tables
* Provides a special dual English and Latin text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph — ideal for Latin students
* Features a brief biography
* Ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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The Translation
History against the Pagans (c. 416)

The Latin Text
Contents of the Latin Text

The Dual Text
Dual Latin and English Text

Brief Biography
Orosius (1911)

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History against the Pagans by Orosius