This edition of St Augustine's City of God is the only one in
English to provide a text and translation as well as a detailed
commentary of this most influential document in the history of
western Christianity. In this book, written in the aftermath of the
sack of Rome in AD 410 by the Goths, Augustine replies to the
pagans, who attributed the fall of Rome to the Christian religion
and its prohibition of the worship of the pagan gods. Latin text
with facing-page translation, introduction and commentary.
P G Walsh is Emeritus Professor of Humanity (Latin) at the University of Glasgow. He is editor of Augustine: De Bono Coniugali and De Sancta Virginitate (Oxford, Clarendon Press 2001); author of The Roman Novel: The 'Satyricon' of Petronius and the 'Metamorphoses' of Apuleius (2nd edition, Bristol Classical Press, 1995); and editor of Livy: Ab urbe condita, Books XXI (Bristol), XXVI-XXX (Teubner), XXXVI-XL (Aris & Phillips). Livy is a main source for these books of De Civitate Dei.