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The Resource Imperial invectives against Constantius II : Athanasius of Alexandria, History of the Arians, Hilary of Poitiers, Against Constantius and Lucifer of Cagliari, The necessity of dying for the Son of God, translated with introduction and commentary by Richard Flower

Imperial invectives against Constantius II : Athanasius of Alexandria, History of the Arians, Hilary of Poitiers, Against Constantius and Lucifer of Cagliari, The necessity of dying for the Son of God, translated with introduction and commentary by Richard Flower

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Imperial invectives against Constantius II : Athanasius of Alexandria, History of the Arians, Hilary of Poitiers, Against Constantius and Lucifer of Cagliari, The necessity of dying for the Son of God
Title
Imperial invectives against Constantius II
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Athanasius of Alexandria, History of the Arians, Hilary of Poitiers, Against Constantius and Lucifer of Cagliari, The necessity of dying for the Son of God
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translated with introduction and commentary by Richard Flower
Title variation
  • Imperial invectives against Constantius II
  • Imperial invectives against Constantius 2
  • Imperial invectives against Constantius the Second
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Athanasius of Alexandria, Hilary of Poitiers and Lucifer of Cagliari
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  • eng
  • grc
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
The Roman emperor Constantius II (337-361) has frequently been maligned as a heretic, standing in sharp contrast to his father Constantine I, who set in motion the Christianisation of the Roman world and the establishment of Nicene orthodoxy. This reputation is the result of the overwhelmingly negative presentation of Constantius in the surviving literature written by orthodox Christians, who regarded him as an 'Arian' persecutor. This volume presents new translations of texts that were central to the shaping of this hostile legacy: Athanasius of Alexandria's History of the Arians, Hilary of Poitiers' Against Constantius and Lucifer of Cagliari's The Necessity of Dying for the Son of God. These contemporary invectives against the emperor were composed by three bishops who all opposed Constantius' religious policies and were exiled by the imperial and ecclesiastical authorities during the 350s. By constructing polemical accounts of their sufferings at the hands of the emperor and his supporters, these authors drew on the traditions of both classical rhetoric and Christian persecution literature in order to cast Constantius as imitating villains such as Ahab, Judas and Nero, while presenting themselves as fearless opponents of impious tyranny. Moreover, as the earliest surviving invectives against a living Roman emperor, the writings of these three bishops offer a unique opportunity to understand the place of polemical literature in the political culture of the later Roman empire. The translations are accompanied by a substantial introduction and notes which provide a clear guide to the historical and theological context of the period, as well as literary analysis of the texts themselves. This volume will therefore be valuable both to those studying the religious and political history of Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages and also to anyone interested in the development of Roman rhetoric and early Christian literature. -b32549465-Publisher
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  • 270.2
  • 937.08
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index present
Language note
In English, translated from Ancient Greek and Latin
LC call number
  • BR63
  • DG316.7
LC item number
  • .I47 2016
  • .I47 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Translated texts for historians
Series volume
volume 67
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Imperial invectives against Constantius II : Athanasius of Alexandria, History of the Arians, Hilary of Poitiers, Against Constantius and Lucifer of Cagliari, The necessity of dying for the Son of God, translated with introduction and commentary by Richard Flower
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-206) and indexes
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • History of the Arians
  • Athanasius of Alexandria
  • Against Constantius
  • Hilary of Poitiers
  • The necessity of dying for the Son of God
  • Lucifer of Cagliari
Dimensions
21 cm.
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x, 225 pages
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9781781383278
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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(OCoLC)946007277
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Imperial invectives against Constantius II : Athanasius of Alexandria, History of the Arians, Hilary of Poitiers, Against Constantius and Lucifer of Cagliari, The necessity of dying for the Son of God, translated with introduction and commentary by Richard Flower
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-206) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • History of the Arians
  • Athanasius of Alexandria
  • Against Constantius
  • Hilary of Poitiers
  • The necessity of dying for the Son of God
  • Lucifer of Cagliari
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 225 pages
Isbn
9781781383278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)946007277

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