Historiae adversus paganos (Orosius)

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Historiae adversus paganos (Orosius)

    Historiae adversus paganos‘Histories against the pagans’

    Paulus Orosius
    • Latin
    • prose
    • Non-Celtic texts, Universal history
    Work by the Christian author Paulus Orosius (fl. early 5th century), a student of Augustine of Hippo; it is traditionally interpreted as an apologetic work in response to the idea that the arrival of Christianity was in some way to blame for the decline of Rome and its empire. In the course of seven books, it gives a universal history from the time of Creation onwards.
    Author
    OrosiusOrosius, Paulus Orosius (fl. early 5th century) – Christian author and theologian from Spain; student of Augustine of Hippo; author of the Historia(e) adversus paganos, the Commonitorium and the Liber apologeticus.
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    Manuscripts

    For a handlist of manuscripts, see Janet M. Bately • D. J. A. Ross, ‘A checklist of manuscripts of Orosius’ Historiarum aduersum paganos libri septem’, Scriptorium: Revue internationale des études relative aux manuscrits 15 (1961).

    Manuscripts of possible Irish or insular interest
    include
    Manuscripts with Breton glosses
    Language
    Latin
    Form
    prose (primary)

    Classification

    Non-Celtic texts
     Universal history
    • Sources

    Primary sources
    Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in the entry for the relevant manuscript.

    [ed.] [tr.] Arnaud-Lindet, Marie-Pierre, Orose: Histoires contre les païens, 3 vols, Collection des Universités de France, Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 1990–1991.
    [ed.] Zangemeister, Karl, Pauli Orosii historiarum adversum paganos libri VII; accedit eiusdem, Liber apologeticus, Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum 5, Vienna, 1882.
    Superseded by the edition of Arnaud-Lindet, though still in use.
    [ed.] Zangemeister, Karl, Pauli Orosii historiarum adversum paganos libri VII, Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana, Leipzig: Teubner, 1889.
    Internet Archive: <link> Attalus.org – transcription: <link>
    [tr.] Fear, A. T., Orosius: Seven books of history against the pagans, Translated Texts for Historians 54, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2010.
    [tr.] Deferrari, Roy J., Orosius: Seven books of history against the pagans, Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1964.
    [tr.] Raymond, I. W., Seven books of history against the pagans: the apology of Paulus Orosius, New York, 1936.
    English translation

    Secondary sources

    Orosius as primary source

    Baumgarten, Rolf, “The geographical orientation of Ireland in Isidore and Orosius”, Peritia 3 (1984): 189–203.
    Freeman, Philip, Ireland and the classical world, Austin: University of Texas Press, 2000.

    Transmission and reception

    Bately, J. M., and D. J. A. Ross, “A checklist of manuscripts of Orosius’ Historiarum aduersum paganos libri septem”, Scriptorium: Revue internationale des études relative aux manuscrits 15 (1961): 329–334.
    Szerwiniack, Olivier, “Un commentaire hiberno-latin des deux premiers livres d’Orose, Histoires contre les païens (suite)”, ALMA: Bulletin du Cange 65 (2007): 165–207.
    I-Revues – PDF: <link>
    Szerwiniack, Olivier, “D’Orose au Lebor gabála Érenn: les gloses du manuscrit Reg. lat. 1650”, Études Celtiques 31 (1995): 205–217.
    Lambert, Pierre-Yves, “Gloses à Orose: résultats d’enquête”, Études Celtiques 25 (1988): 213–220.
    Wright, Neil, “Knowledge of Christian Latin poets and historians in early medieval Brittany”, Études Celtiques 23 (1986): 163–186.
    Wright, Neil, “Did Gildas read Orosius?”, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 9 (Summer, 1985): 31–42.
    Scully, Diarmuid, “Bede, Orosius and Gildas on the early history of Britain”, in: Lebecq, Stéphane, Michel Perrin, and Olivier Szerwiniack (eds), Bède le Vénérable: entre tradition et posterité, Centre de Recherche sur l'Histoire de l'Europe du Nord-Ouest 34, Villeneuve d'Ascq, 2005. 30–42.
    Hleno.revues.org: <link>
    Breeze, Andrew, “Orosius, the Book of Taliesin and Culhwch and Olwen”, Studia Celtica 45 (2011): 203–209.

    Queried results

    if available
    Breeze, Andrew, “Orosius, the Book of Taliesin and Culhwch and Olwen”, Studia Celtica 45 (2011): 203–209.
    Fear, A. T., Orosius: Seven books of history against the pagans, Translated Texts for Historians 54, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2010.
    Szerwiniack, Olivier, “Un commentaire hiberno-latin des deux premiers livres d’Orose, Histoires contre les païens (suite)”, ALMA: Bulletin du Cange 65 (2007): 165–207.
    I-Revues – PDF: <link>
    Scully, Diarmuid, “Bede, Orosius and Gildas on the early history of Britain”, in: Lebecq, Stéphane, Michel Perrin, and Olivier Szerwiniack (eds), Bède le Vénérable: entre tradition et posterité, Centre de Recherche sur l'Histoire de l'Europe du Nord-Ouest 34, Villeneuve d'Ascq, 2005. 30–42.
    Hleno.revues.org: <link>
    Freeman, Philip, Ireland and the classical world, Austin: University of Texas Press, 2000.
    Szerwiniack, Olivier, “D’Orose au Lebor gabála Érenn: les gloses du manuscrit Reg. lat. 1650”, Études Celtiques 31 (1995): 205–217.
    Arnaud-Lindet, Marie-Pierre, Orose: Histoires contre les païens, 3 vols, Collection des Universités de France, Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 1990–1991.
    Lambert, Pierre-Yves, “Gloses à Orose: résultats d’enquête”, Études Celtiques 25 (1988): 213–220.
    Wright, Neil, “Knowledge of Christian Latin poets and historians in early medieval Brittany”, Études Celtiques 23 (1986): 163–186.
    Wright, Neil, “Did Gildas read Orosius?”, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 9 (Summer, 1985): 31–42.
    Baumgarten, Rolf, “The geographical orientation of Ireland in Isidore and Orosius”, Peritia 3 (1984): 189–203.
    Deferrari, Roy J., Orosius: Seven books of history against the pagans, Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1964.
    Bately, J. M., and D. J. A. Ross, “A checklist of manuscripts of Orosius’ Historiarum aduersum paganos libri septem”, Scriptorium: Revue internationale des études relative aux manuscrits 15 (1961): 329–334.
    Raymond, I. W., Seven books of history against the pagans: the apology of Paulus Orosius, New York, 1936.
    Zangemeister, Karl, Pauli Orosii historiarum adversum paganos libri VII, Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana, Leipzig: Teubner, 1889.
    Internet Archive: <link> Attalus.org – transcription: <link>
    Zangemeister, Karl, Pauli Orosii historiarum adversum paganos libri VII; accedit eiusdem, Liber apologeticus, Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum 5, Vienna, 1882.

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