Aduersus Rufinum

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Title

Aduersus Rufinum

Creator

Jerome

Date

401-2

Source

Sancti Hieronymi Presbyteri opera, pars III: opera polemica 1, Contra Rufinum, ed. P. Lardet, CCSL 79 (Turnhout: Brepols, 1982), 1-72, at 18, lines 30-5

Identifier

Hier.Adu.Rufin.

Language

Latin

Subject

CPL 613

Description

Jerome

Publisher

BWH

Contributor

BWH

Relation

References Biblical Judith

Format

prose

Type

treatise

Coverage

I.18.33

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Text

I.18.33: Homo autem cui incumbit necessitas mentiendi, diligenter attendat ut sic utatur interdum mendacio quomodo condimento atque medicamine, ut seruet mensuram eius. Ne excedat terminos quibus usa est Iudith contra Holofernem, et uicit eum prudenti simulatione uerborum.

But a man on whom necessity imposes the responsibility of lying is bound to use very great care, and to use falsehood as he would a stimulant or a medicine, and strictly to preserve its measure. He should not go beyond the bounds observed by Judith in her dealings with Holofernes, whom she overcame by the wisdom with which she dissembled her words.

Original Format

Here Jerome quotes and translates from Origen’s Stromata 6.

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Citation

Jerome, “Aduersus Rufinum,” Book of Judith, accessed August 23, 2017, http://bookofjudith.lib.uconn.edu/items/show/37.