Octavius

Marcus Minucius Felix ( - 250)
Translated by John Henry Freese (1852 - 1930)

This ancient Roman dialogue plays out as a religious debate between the Christian lawyer Octavius, and his close friend, a skeptical pagan named Caecilius. Caecilius is relatively agnostic, expressing skepticism towards both aspects of traditional Roman paganism, as well as towards his friend's newfangled Christian religion. Octavius attempts to give the reasons he has for his own beliefs and answer Caecilius' critiques. The author- Marcus Minucius Felix - plays the role of referee and observer. This is one of the earliest Latin texts to talk about Christianity, and describe how the new religion fit in the wider social context of the Roman world. (Summary by Adam Bielka)

Cast:
Marcus, the narrator: KevinS
Octavius, a Christian lawyer: cadastra
Caecilius, a pagan friend of Octavius: Adam Bielka
Audio edited by Adam Bielka

Genre(s): Classics (Greek & Latin Antiquity), Drama, Ancient

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Section 1 00:17:44
Play 02 Section 2 00:24:14
Play 03 Section 3 00:21:07
Play 04 Section 4 00:22:05
Play 05 Section 5 00:18:23
Play 06 Section 6 00:17:17