Humanitas (Dec 2015)

Town and country. Christianisation of a classical antinomy

  • António Manuel Ribeiro Rebelo

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 67, no. 0
pp. 93 – 108


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The Author explores the difference between city and country in ancient Latin literature to focus on the approach Christians used to spread the Gospel among the population. These differences had important implications for the concepts, ideals and moral values that shaped new vocabulary, other senses and connotations of words in Latin and modern languages, that lasted throughout the centuries, until now.