City of God
Penguin UK, 27 нояб. 2003 г. - Всего страниц: 1184
City of God is an enduringly significant work in the history of Christian thought, by one of its central figures
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The early Romans were greedy for praise, generous with their money, and aimed at vast renown and honourable riches. They were passionately devoted to glory; ...
men, in preference to all others, who served their country for the sake of honour, praise and glory ... (Bk V , 13). The Roman Empire ... had this further ...
... its swelling pride has claimed it as its own, and delights to hear this verse quoted in its own praise: 'To spare the conquered, and beat down Book I.
It was said of them, in their particular praise, that it was their custom 'To spare the conquered and beat down the proud'; fn18 and that they chose 'rather ...
... anyone who sees it and fails to give praise for it is thankless; anyone who tries to stop another from giving praise is a madman.
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