By Amy Livingstone
The 12th overseas convention on Patristic stories met in Oxford from 21 to 26 August 1995. those gatherings have assembled at four-yearly durations considering the fact that 1951. At each one the variety of papers offered has been more than the former party, and the scale of the meeting is now constrained in basic terms by way of the capability of the structures on hand. a few 650 students attended the 1995 convention, together with delegates from Russia, Georgia, India, Japan, South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia, in addition to from North the United States and such a lot international locations in Europe. Papers got in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish, and are regularly published within the language during which they have been introduced. a few have been totally built lectures lasting for almost an hour; the bulk have been communications of 12 mins' period: and some got here in among. those volumes include 284 of the papers, together with lots of the lectures given in complete consultation, viz. the Inaugural handle by means of Dr. H.D. Saffrey on 'Theology as a Science'; Prof. Dr. Suso Frank, 'John Cassian on John Cassian'; Prof. Dr. O. Skarsaune; 'Is Christianity Monotheistic ? Patristic views on a Jewish-Christian Debate'; and Prof. A. Louth, 'St. Maximus the Confessor: among East and West'. Others file the discovering of unpublished texts, take care of specific issues, or current wide interpretations, occasionally unique in personality. For the 1st time a few illustrations are incorporated, reflecting the becoming curiosity in iconography
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1, 7, 2. 20 Tac. Agr. 15, 2. 21 Tac. Germ. 18, 1. 22 Some remarks on omissions could be made as well. Sallust only uses cupiditas three times and concupisco twice. By contrast, Caesar never uses libido, though he uses cupiditas alongside with constructions with cupidus, nor does he use concupisco. 27 Compared to the nouns cupiditas and libido, the verb concupisco is quite rare in the historical writings of the Late Republic and the Early Empire. 28 In both instances, the object of the action refers to economics, and the word appears in a pejorative context.
Her. (2, 2, 3) as motives for a crime. This categorisation is similar to Cicero’s. 34 Tusc. 3, 11, 24 nam duae sunt ex opinione boni; quarum altera, voluptas gestiens, id est praeter modum elata laetitia, opinione praesentis magni alicuius boni, altera, cupiditas, quae recte vel libido dici potest, quae est inmoderata adpetitio opinati magni boni rationi non obtemperans,—ergo haec duo genera, voluptas gestiens et libido, bonorum opinione turbantur, ut duo reliqua, metus et aegritudo, malorum. See also Tusc.
The language of desire 17 6. Cupiditas is, despite its occurrence in a few biblical passages, a classical Latin word that carries various meanings. It is more general than the sexually restricted libido (correcting (2) above). 7. The connection of cupiditas to the Stoic tetrachord of emotions is stressed as well as its opposition to Christian love. 8. In spite of (6), cupiditas can also have sexual connotations. The arguments show that the three words of desire are interrelated in a complicated way within Augustine’s own texts, and within the previous history of Latin literature and language.
Augustine and His Opponents, Jerome, Other Latin Fathers after Nicaea, Orientalia by Amy Livingstone