Augustine: The City of God Books III and IV, Hardback Book

Augustine: The City of God Books III and IV Hardback

Part of the Aris & Phillips Classical Texts series


This edition of St Augustine's The City of God (De Civitate Dei) is the only one 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 Augustine offers a Christian perspective on the growth of Rome, which its pagan apologists attribute to the providential protection of its gods.

Book III spotlights both the injustices inflicted and the privations endured by the Romans, thus rebutting such claims.

Book IV offers a withering account of the Roman deities, basing its analysis on the researches of Terentius Varro.

This section of The City of God is a vital document for students of Roman history, and especially of Roman religion, for it provides the most detailed evidence of Varro's learned works.

Latin text with facing-page English translation, introduction and commentary.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Christian theology
  • ISBN: 9780856687594



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