Thursday, February 13, 2014

"City of God" III.22-25

Chapter 22-24:
Both internally and from without, the Romans repeatedly suffered disaster after disaster which the gods did nothing to prevent. Mithridates slaughtered Romans abroad and the Gracchi fomented civil war within, and at no point did the gods lift a finger to restrain anyone.

Chapter 25:
Augustine hopes we can all see the irony of the Romans' temple to Concord, who clearly has no place in the city. If they were honest and consistent, they would worship Discord, who seems to have reigned supreme during the time of the Republic.

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