Ad domanda gravia mala multarum gentium: Liberating or Repressing Rome? On Translating De Civitate Dei V, 13, 4-5

José Patricio Domínguez Valdés – Universidad de los Andes, Chile


José Patricio Domínguez Valdés, 2019: "Ad domanda gravia mala multarum gentium: ¿Roma liberadora o Roma represora? En torno a la traducción de De civitate Dei V, 13, 4-5", Onomázein 44, 01-14.
DOI: 10.7764/onomazein.44.01

Abstract:
The brief article compares many modern translations of a key passage of De civitate Dei V and shows that the correct translation is the one which emphasizes Augustine’s negative concept of Rome, as it is proposed throughout this work.