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Foundational Texts for the Renaissance

Augustine's City of God

The Renaissance Centre is running a reading group on authors with a foundational importance for the Renaissance period. This year’s programme will be on Saint Augustine’s City of God. The first meeting for Term 3 will be on the 23rd of April from 15:00-16:00 on Microsoft Teams. Please email the reading group convenor for a link to the meeting.

Participants may purchase a copy of Augustine’s City of God (the Cambridge edition pictured on the right is a good one, but the text with facing translation is also accessible via the library's Loeb Classics subscription).

The plan is to read through the whole of the work over the course of this academic year and to discuss the passages with students and colleagues from various disciplines (including—but not limited to—Classics, Philosophy, Politics, History, Literature, Liberal Arts, and Modern Languages).

The reading group is a friendly, discussion-driven environment open to all interested members of the university including senior and junior academic staff, postgraduate and undergraduate students, along with administrative and support staff. The group also welcomes non-university members.

Sessions will be led on a rotating basis by group members. Though it is very welcomed, no prior knowledge or expertise in the text is necessary to participate.

Members are expected to complete the assigned readings prior to each session.

Reading Schedule:

Term 3

For 23 April : read City of God book 19, chapters 1-12

For 30 April: read City of God book 19, chapters 13-28

For 7 May: read City of God book 20, chapters 1-17

For 14 May: read City of God book 20, chapters 18-30

For 21 May: read City of God book 21, chapters 1-15

For 28 May: read City of God book 21, chapters 16-27

For 4 June: read City of God book 22, chapters 1-15

For 11 June: read City of God book 22, chapters 16-29

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For any queries, please email the group's convenor, Dr. Bryan Brazeau (Liberal Arts):

B.Brazeau@warwick.ac.uk