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Arnobius of Sicca: Religious Conflict and Competition in the Age of Diocletian

Michael Bland Simmons


Arnobius of Sicca, in North Africa, was a Christian convert writing in the time of the Emperor Diocletian in the 3rd century ad. His most famous work, Against the Pagans, was written shortly after his conversion (c.ad 302), and is a brilliant defence of his new religion using arguments taken from the cream of pagan learning. It demonstrates exactly the nature and intensity of the conflict between pagans and Christians at this period. This book studies Arnobius and deals fully with every important aspect of his life and writing, from the complex and controversial question of the date of Against ... More

Keywords: Arnobius of Sicca, Against the Pagans, pagans, Christians, Jerome, Saturn, God, Porphyry of Tyre

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198149132
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198149132.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Bland Simmons, author
Auburn University at Montgomery, Alabama