Cyprian of Carthage

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Saint Cyprian was a third century theologian and bishop of Carthage, who led the Christians of North Africa during a period of intense persecution from Rome. Upon his execution he became the first bishop-martyr of Africa. His refined Latin rhetoric led to his being considered the pre-eminent Latin writer of Western Christianity until Jerome and Augustine. His theology was chiefly based on the central idea of the unity and uniqueness of the church. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin and Greek texts. This eBook presents Cyprian’s complete works, with illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Cyprian’s life and works
* Features the complete extant works of Cyprian, in both English translation and the original Latin
* Concise introduction to the works
* Provides Robert Ernest Wallis’ 1886 translations of Cyprian for ‘Ante-Nicene Fathers’
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables
* Includes rare disputed works
* Provides a special dual English and Latin text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph — ideal for students
* Features three bonus biographies, including the original third century biography by Pontius of Carthage — discover Cyprian’s ancient world
* Ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


The Translations
Introduction to Cyprian (1885) by Robert Ernest Wallis
On the Unity of the Church
On the Dress of Virgins
On the Lapsed
On the Lord’s Prayer
An Address to Demetrianus
On the Vanity of Idols
On the Plague (De mortalitate)
On Works and Alms
On the Advantage of Patience
On Jealousy and Envy
Exhortation to Martyrdom, Addressed to Fortunatus
Three Books of Testimonies against the Jews
On the Baptism of Heretics

Disputed Works
On the Public Shows
On the Glory of Martyrdom
Of the Discipline and Advantage of Chastity
Exhortation to Repentance

The Latin Texts
List of Latin Texts

The Dual Texts
Dual Latin and English Texts

The Biographies
Life and Passion of Saint Cyprian (258) by Pontius of Carthage
Thascius Caecilius Cyprianus (1911) by Edward White Benson
Saint Cyprian of Carthage (1913) by Henry Palmer Chapman

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