Posted by: sean | December 3, 2007

Cyprian: 249-258 AD

Look down at the roads full of robbers, the sea infested with pirates and military bases spreading war and slaughter everywhere. It is a world wet with the blood of people slaughtering each other, where murder is regarded as a crime if committed by individuals but is called a public service when carried out en masse, as if it were not the question of innocence but the extent of the savagery that determines freedom from guilt.

Letter to Donatus 1.6
Cyprian died in a.d. 258

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