Arnobius (Arnobius)( Latin speaker)
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Biography Arnobius (Arnobius)
Arnobius, Arnobius, III / IV century. n. e., Latin speaker. Lived in the time of Diocletian in the area called sicca Venus in Numidia. Teacher Lactantius, author of apologetic works in the 7 book against the Gentiles (Adversus nationes). Recently converted to Christianity, with the zeal of a neophyte, he attacks the ancient paganism, in particular, he strongly opposes polytheism. In this controversy, he often uses the works of ancient authors, especially Varro and Lucretius. With quotations from these authors, the product A. represents a valuable source of information about the ancient culture, literature and mythology, as well as a monument to the syncretic religious philosophy and the collection of historical curiosities.