Arnobius; Adversus Nationes; classical tradition; Latin literature
Scripta Classcia, Vol. 5 (2008), s. 79-85
The article presents Arnobius’s points of view concerning the world and human creation.
Following the author of the books - Adversus Nationes - a Christian believer - one would expect the
approval of the Book o f Genesis. Paradoxically, though, his views disapprove of monoteistic creationism,
and, at the same time, are against the Book o f Genesis. What was outlined was an Arnobius
(extremely pessimistic) vision of the human condition, the main aim of which should be care of soul