Per il testo e la esegesi di Aug. "civ." VI 5 (p. 254,16s. Dombart-Kalb)
The fragment 9 Cardauns of Varro's Antiquitates rerum diuinarum quoted by St. Augustinus, edited with crux in the most recently editions by Dombart-Kalb and Cardauns, deals with civil theology, within the subject of tripartite theology of Varro. The elements for a removal of crux and for a further small repair of the passage are deduced from Aug. ciu. IV 22. This chapter considers two complementary prospectives, comparing them with the only true God: these are the knowledge of each pagan god's attributes and the practice of the rites consacreted to them. The scholar, basing on the presence of the same subject in VI 5, suggests a solution which restores the passage with a new interpretation and confirms the polemic feature of the augustinian reuse of Varro's theology.