The rhetoric of religious conflict in arnobius’ adversvs nationes

Classical Quarterly 69 (1):402-416 (2019)
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In this paper I discuss the ways in which the early Christian writer Arnobius of Sicca used rhetoric to shape religious identity inAduersus nationes. I raise questions about the reliability of his rhetorical work as a historical source for understanding conflict between Christians and pagans. The paper is intended as an addition to the growing literature in the following current areas of study: the role of local religion and identity in the Roman Empire; the presence of pagan elements in Christian religious practices; the question of how to approach rhetorical works as historical evidence.



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