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Published: 20 September 2012

262 Pages


ISBN: 9780199655274

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Orosius and the Rhetoric of History

Peter Van Nuffelen

Oxford Early Christian Studies

  • The first monograph on Orosius for several decades
  • Introduces a literary perspective in the study of Christian historiography, providing a richer reading that can improve understanding of the theology of the work
  • Leads to a re-assessment of Augustine's ideas on the Roman Empire
  • Raises fundamental questions about the relationship between rhetoric and history, engaging with current debates in Classics