A people was a multitude defined by the common objects of their love.

Populus est coetus multitudinis rationalis rerum quas diligit concordi communione sociatus.

St. Augustine

City of God

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Original Citation

Augustine of Hippo. De civitate Dei contra paganos [On the City of God Against the Pagans]. c. 426, bk. 19, sect. 24.

Current Citation

Augustine of Hippo. City of God, translated by Henry Bettenson. Penguin Classics, 2004, bk. 19, sect. 24.