Praesens de praeteritis. Regulus as an Example of Heroism in St Augustine’s "De civitate Dei"


Abstract

The aim of the present article is to outline the role of Marcus Atilius Regulus, who appears as an exemplum of heroism in St Augustine’s De civitate Dei. He is presented against a background of Carthaginian double references (i.e., both to history and to Virgil’s Aeneid) and in the light of Augustine’s reflections on time, on the specificity and function of the past, and on the memory as expressed in his Confessiones.


Keywords

time; eternity; Augustine; Confessions; De civitate Dei; Regulus; exemplum

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Published : 2020-12-21


Kucz, A., & Matusiak, P. (2020). Praesens de praeteritis. Regulus as an Example of Heroism in St Augustine’s "De civitate Dei". Verbum Vitae, 38(1), 263–280. https://doi.org/10.31743/vv.5114

Anna Maria Kucz  anna.kucz@us.edu.pl
Instytut Literaturoznawstwa Wydział Humanistyczny UŚ w Katowicach  Poland
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1524-0253

Anna Kucz, filolog klasyczny, doktor habilitowany nauk humanistycznych w zakresie literaturoznawstwa, profesor Uniwersytetu Śląskiego w Katowicach. Członek The Roman Society i Polskiego Towarzystwa Filologicznego. Bada zagadnienia z literatury rzymskiej ze szczególnym uwzględnieniem przemian kultury oraz myśli europejskiej, jakie dokonały się w zderzeniu cywilizacji klasycznej i chrześcijańskiej.


Patrycja Matusiak 
Instytut Literaturoznawstwa Uniwersytetu Śląskiego w Katowicach  Poland
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4752-5942

Patrycja Matusiak, filolog klasyczny, doktor nauk humanistycznych w zakresie literaturoznawstwa, pracownik naukowy Instytutu Literaturoznawstwa Uniwersytetu Śląskiego w Katowicach. Specjalizuje się w badaniach nad tematyką kartagińską, historiograficzną i recepcyjną. Członek Polskiego Towarzystwa Filologicznego.






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