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  • One faith rises and another declines, the very scenario that prompted Augustine to write The City of God De civitate Dei after Rome was sacked by the Visigoths in 410.

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  • In his monumental De civitate dei, he urges that we lament even over just war: I shall be told that the Imperial City has been at pains to impose on conquered peoples not only her yoke but her language also, as a bond of peace and fellowship ...

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  • In his monumental De civitate dei, he urges that we lament even over just war: I shall be told that the Imperial City has been at pains to impose on conquered peoples not only her yoke but her language also, as a bond of peace and fellowship ...

    A lamentation on Hiroshima Day

  • Et egressus est Ionas de civitate et sedit contra orientem civitatis et fecit sibimet umbraculum ibi et sedebat subter illud in umbra, donec videret quid accideret in civitate.

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  • Et egressus est Ionas de civitate et sedit contra orientem civitatis et fecit sibimet umbraculum ibi et sedebat subter illud in umbra, donec videret quid accideret in civitate.

    Jonah 4

  • Semper in civitate quibus opes nullae sunt bonis invident, vetera odere, nova exoptant, odio suarum rerum mutari omnia petunt.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • So that as [3306] Tacitus said of the astrologers in Rome, we may say of them, genus hominum est quod in civitate nostra et vitabitur semper et retinebitur, they are a debauched company most part, still spoken against, as well they deserve some of them (for I so relish and distinguish them as fiddlers, and musicians), and yet ever retained.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Si civitate egrederis, sequentur te dii custodes, spectaculo commoti; si naviges sequentur; quis fluvius salum tuum non rigaret?

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Natus in florentissima totius orbis civitate, nobilissimis parentibus, corpores vires habuit et rarissimas animi dotes, uxorem conapicuam, pudicam, felices liberos, consulare decus, sequentes triumphos, &c.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Hic in civitate magna et turba magna neminem reperire possumus quocum suspirare familiariter aut jocari libere possimus.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

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