Disputationum adversus gentes libri octo. Nunc primum in lucem editi
Rome, Francesco Priscianese, 1542
First edition of Arnobius' seven books attacking the pagans, his only surviving work, written at Sicca (modern El Kef) about 302–305, to refute the heathen charge that Christianity was the cause of many terrible afflictions which had fallen upon the Roman empire, including pestilence, droughts, wars, famine, locusts, mice, and hailstorms. It is a mine of information about the temples, idolatrous worship, and Greco-Roman mythology of his time, and was thoroughly exploited by Renaissance antiquarians. Our copy was once in the library of Peter Frederik Suhm (1728–1798) and was sold as a duplicate by the Royal Library, Copenhagen.