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Marcus Minucius Felix's "Octavius" is a thought-provoking and engaging novel that delves into themes of faith, reason, and skepticism. Set in ancient Rome, the story follows the conversations between Octavius, a Christian, and Caecilius, a skeptic, as they debate the merits of Christianity.

Felix does an excellent job of presenting both sides of the argument, allowing readers to consider the philosophical and theological implications of each viewpoint. The characters are well-developed and the dialogue is both intelligent and compelling.

One of the highlights of the novel is Felix's exploration of the clash between faith and reason, and how individuals grapple with questions of belief in the face of skepticism. The author's prose is elegant and thoughtfully crafted, adding a layer of sophistication to the narrative.

Overall, "Octavius" is a captivating read that will appeal to readers interested in philosophical discussions and historical fiction. Marcus Minucius Felix's novel is a thought-provoking exploration of faith and reason that will linger in readers' minds long after they finish the final page.

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

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