Minucius Felix his dialogne [sic] called Octavius Containing a defence of Christian religion. Translated by Richard Iames of C.C.C. Oxon.

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Other titlesOctavius., Minucius Felix his dialogne called Octavius., Minucius Felix his dialogue called Octavius., M. Minucius Felix his Octavius.
GenreEarly works to 1800.
SeriesEarly English books, 1475-1640 -- 674:5.
ContributionsJames, Richard, 1592-1638.
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Pagination[8], 165, [19] p.
Number of Pages165
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Octavius is an early writing in defense of Christianity by Marcus Minucius is written in the form of a dialogue between the pagan Caecilius Natalis and the Christian Octavius Januarius, a provincial lawyer, the friend and fellow-student of the : Marcus Minucius Felix.

Tertullian (c. CE) founded a Christian Latin language and literature, strove to unite the demands of the Bible with Church practice, defended Christianity, attacked heresy, and pondered morality.

Octavius by Minucius, an early Christian writer of unknown date, is a debate between belief and unbelief that depicts Roman religion and society.

"The Octavius" explores the relationship between the author, Minucius Felix and two friends, Octavius, and Caecilius who are culturally worlds apart. It serves as a reminder that latter pre-twentieth century imperialisms had their origins in the politics of the so-called classical world in which the might of imperial Rome was the 4/5(1).

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Octavius by Marcus Minucius Felix, unknown edition, Marci Minucii Felicis equitis Romani Octavius: Cæcilius Cyprianus de idolorum vanitate, cum observationibus omnibus Nicolai Rigaltii habitâ cum aliis quamplurimis editionibus diligenti collatione, excerptisque è Pages: Extract.

Svend Erik Mathiassen 1. Introduction to the apologetic dialogue “Octavius” Octavius is the main character in a short Christian apologetic work in Latin by Minucius Felix. Hence the title. There are no other known works by this author.

What is known about Minucius Felix and the preservation of the “Octavius” The existence of Minucius Felix as an author and his work were. An illustration of an open book.

Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio An illustration of a " floppy disk. The Octavius of Minucius Felix by Minucius Felix, Marcus; Freese, John Henry.

Publication date Topics Apologetics Publisher. If, on the other hand, Tertullian borrowed from Minucius, the Octavius was written probably about the yearand Minucius flourished in the reign of Marcus Aurelius.

The later date was the one adopted by earlier critics, and the reasons for it are well given by Mr. Holden in his introduction. The Octavius: A Christian Debate by Minucius Felix. No one knows whether The Octavius is fiction or way, Minucius Felix, an otherwise unknown Christian from the 2nd or early 3rd century, ably defends Christianity against Roman arguments, superstition, and rumors.

The Octavius of Minucius Felix is a defence of Christianity demonstrating that the faith is reasonable for and relevant to cultured and educated Romans. It is couched in the form of a dialogue with two protagonists, Caecilius, the pagan, and Octavius, the Christian, with the author, Minucius Felix.

Octavius book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Written primarily in Latin, edition. Socrates' daimon is called a demon as are all the gods by the Xians, infuriating the pagans, but are conceded existence on the sole basis of belief since not apparent.

Books by Marcus Minucius Felix.4/5(5). Marcus Minucius Felix his Octavius, or, A vindication of Christianity against paganism / by: Minucius Felix, Marcus. Published: () Minucius Felix his dialogne [sic] called Octavius: Containing a defence of Christian religion.

Translated by Richard Iames of C.C.C. Oxon. by: Minucius Felix, Marcus. Still more may the same be said of Eucherius, who speaks of Minucius (Ep. ad Valer. in Patr. Lat. ).The gens Minucia was widely spread at Rome, and an inscription (Gruter, p.

) shows among its families one with the cognomen Felix. The only extant work of Minucius is a dialogue entitled "Octavius," modelled on the philosophical works of Cicero, whose writings, particularly de Natura.

The Octavius of Minucius Felix (Classic Reprint) Paperback – J by It serves as a reminder that latter pre-twentieth century imperialisms had their origins in the politics of the so-called classical world in which the might of imperial Rome was the determining factor in setting the stage for the popularity of expansionistic Reviews: 1.

MINUCII FELICIS OCTAVIUS I. Cogitanti mihi et cum animo meo Octavi boni et fidelissimi contubernalis memoriam recensenti tanta dulcedo et adfectio hominis inhaesit, ut ipse quodammodo mihi viderer in praeterita redire, non ea quae iam transacta et decursa sunt, recordatione revocare: ita eius contemplatio quantum subtracta est oculis, tantum pectori meo ac paene intimis sensibus inplicata.

Minucius Felix 7 “Et quod in dies nostri numerus augetur, non est crimen erroris, sed testimonium laudis; nam in pulcro genere vivendi et perseverat suus et adcrescit 8 alienus. Sic nos denique non notaculo corporis, ut putatis, sed innocentiae ac modestiae signo facile dinoscimus: sic nos mutuo, quod doletis, amore diligimus, quoniam odisse non novimus: sic nos, quod invidetis, fratres.

Marcus Minucius Felix his Octavius, or, A vindication of Christianity against paganism / by: Minucius Felix, Marcus. Published: () Minucius Felix his dialogne [sic] called Octavius: Containing a defence of Christian religion.

Octavius by Marcus Minucius Felix. 8 Want to read; Published by University Press in Cambridge. Written in English. Subjects. Accessible book, Apologetics, Early church, ca.

Share this book. Facebook. Twitter. Pinterest. Embed. History. Adolf Ebert in his paper, Tertullian’s Verhältniss zu Minucius Felix, Leipzig, Of the literary character of the dialogue, it is sufficient to quote the testimony of the late Dean Milman: “Perhaps no late work, either Pagan or Christian, reminds us of the golden days of Latin prose so much as the Octavius of Minucius Felix.” Of Minucius, an early Christian writer of unknown date, we have only Octavius, a vigorous and readable debate between an unbeliever and a Christian friend of Minucius, Octavius Ianuarius, a lawyer sitting on the seashore at Ostia.

Minucius himself acts as presiding judge. Octavius wins the argument. Minucius Felix. est, sic statuarum inanium consignata forma, sic nata Romana superstitio. 8 “Quorum ritus si percenseas, ridenda quam multa, quam multa etiam miseranda sunt. The Octavius by Minucius Felix is an apology for the Christian religion.

Either Tertullian dependend on this apology, making it perhaps the earliest piece of extant Christian Latin literature, or the author of this apology depended on Tertullian.

Marcus Minucius Felix (died c. AD in Rome) was one of the earliest of the Latin apologists for was of Berber origin. Nothing is known of his personal history, and even the date at which he wrote can be only approximately ascertained as between AD and The Octavius of Marcus Minucius Felix by Marcus Minucius Felix (Book) editions published between and in 12 languages and held by 2, WorldCat member libraries worldwide.

H.J. Baylis, Minucius Felix and His Place Among the Early Fathers of the Latin : SPCK / New York & Toronto: MacMillan, G.L. Carver, "Tacitus' Dialogs as a Source of Minucius Felix' Octavius," Classical Philology 69 (): G.L.

Carver, "Minucius Felix and Cyprian: The Question of Priority," Transactions of the American Philological Association (): An illustration of an open book.

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The place of Minucius Felix: The date of the 'Octavius'. raised his hand to his mouth, as is the custom of the superstitious common peo-ple, and pressed a kiss on it with his lips. III Argument: Octavius, displeased at the act of this superstitious man, sharply reproaches Minucius, on the ground that the disgrace of this wicked deed is reflected not less on himself, as Caecilius’s host, than.

Owner?s signature of Andreas Julianus, Helmstad,and with the engraved book-plate of Anders Anton von Stiernman and the date Felix Minucius (ca. A.D. ) early apologist, probably a native of Africa. His only surviving work is Octavius, a dialogue of. Marcus Minucius Felix, (born, Africa?—died c.Rome), one of the earliest Christian Apologists to write in Latin.

A Roman lawyer, he wrote the Octavius, a dialogue on Providence and Christianity in general, between the skeptic pagan Caecilius Natalis and the Christian Octavius Januarius, Minucius’ friend.

Written for educated non-Christians, the arguments are borrowed chiefly from. Marcus Minucius Felix is the author of We Don't Speak Great Things-- We Live Them. ( avg rating, 36 ratings, 3 reviews, published ), Octavius (/5(17). Octavius de Minucius Felix: edition classique avec une introduction litteraire, des remarques sur la langue de l'Octavius, des notes philologiques en francais et un appendice critique par Ferd.

Leonard / Marci Minucii Felicis Octavius () (Reprint) [Leatherbound] Minucius Felix, Marcus. The Octavius gives an account of a debate, apparently mediated by Minucius Felix, between Octavius Januarius, a Christian convert, and Q. Caecilius Natalis, a pagan (there was a magistrate of this name at Cirta, in North Africa, in around CE, where Minucius Felix is thought to have come from originally).

While it is not known for certain whether the dialogue reflects a historical debate or. Minucius Felix: Octavius T. Glover, Gerald H. Rendall The African Q.

Septimus Florens Tertullianus (ca. – CE), the great Christian writer, was born a soldier's son at Carthage, educated in Greek and Roman literature, philosophy, and medicine, studied law and became a pleader, remaining a clever and often tortuous arguer.

Minucius Felix, Christian apologist, flourished between and ; the exact date is not known. His “Octavius” has numerous points of agreement with the “Apologeticum” of Tertullian, similarities that have been explained by the theory of a common source an apology written in Latin, and which is supposed to have disappeared without leaving any trace, not even in the name of its author.

Minucius Felix SECOND OR third century. African author of the apology Octavius, an elegant, attractive defense of Christianity, which takes the form of a dialogue between a pagan, Caecilius, and a Christian, Octavius, Caecilius echoes the general calumnies against Christians, and Octavius corrects these views, stressing at the same time the.

borrowed from the Octavius, and consequently that Minucius wrote before In his recent book, Baylis has stated that in his opinion the dialogue was,written during the latter part of the reign of Antoninus Pius.4 Later he deals in detail with the question 1 In Part II of Minucius Felix and His Place Among the Early Fathers.

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An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system. Minucius Felix. From the Catholic Encyclopedia. Christian apologist, flourished between and ; the exact date is not known.

His "Octavius" has numerous points of agreement with the "Apologeticum" of Tertullian, similarities that have been explained by the theory of a common source -- an apology written in Latin, and which is supposed to have disappeared without leaving any trace, not.

1 Minucius Felix recalls his friend Octavius, now deceased, and proceeds to tell about his conversation with Caecilius whom he converted to Christianity.

2 Minucius Felix, Octavius, and Caecilius journey from Rome to the sea. Octavius opens a debate with Caecilius who .Der Octavius Des M. Minucius Felix In Seinem Verhaltnisse Zu Cicero's Buchern De Natura Deorum () | This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.

Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting.Marcus Minucius Felix (d.

ca. CE) was a Roman advocate, rhetorician, and Christian apologist. His only known work, Octavius, one of the earliest Christian apologies in is a dialogue between pagan Caecilius Natalis and a Christian, Octavius Januarius.

We know little about the author, Marcus Minucuis Felix, other than that he was a lawyer and a Christian.

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