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A reaction to pagan criticisms following Alaric’s sack of Rome in 410, St Augustine of Hippo’s ‘great and arduous work’, written 413–27, uses extensive classical learning to argue against both paganism and Christian triumphalism.


Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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St Augustine (354—430) Doctor of the Church