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Atheism has been theorized since antiquity as an unlikely dissent from the almost universal impulse of theism or belief in god. In his dialogue De natura deorum, Cicero (106–43 BC) stages a…

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MacPhail, Eric, “Atheism”, in: Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World, General Editor Craig Kallendorf. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2014
First print edition: ISBN:9789004265721

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