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Paulus Orosius (c. 380 - c.420) was a Roman Priest who wrote several books but his most famous is History Against the Pagans which was completed in ~416/417 CE. Orosius, who may have been born in Spain, spent time in North Africa as a student of Augustine of Hippo and in Palestine where he collaborated with Jerome (Fear, 2010:2-4). History Against the Pagans is a history of the secular world written from a Christian perspective (Fear, 2010:7). Fear (2010:7) notes that the Histories, though well written, do show signs of misunderstanding of their source material, and while, as will be seen, some of these ‘misunderstandings’ are deliberate, others are not.