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Hippo

A slang term for the deciding opinion in a meeting, when it is delivered by the senior-most person. The term is an acronym for highest paid person's opinion.
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O'Donnell's descriptions of these technologies are at the core of the two most important chapters of the book, 8 and 9, "The Augustinian Putsch in North Africa" and "Loomings," in which O'Donnell explains, sometimes too briefly, how Augustine exploited the genres of the letter, the sermon, and the public disputation, the physical expedient of travel between Hippo Regius and Carthage, and North Africa and Italy, and the relatively new forum of the church council, to unite his version of Christianity with the dominant narrative of imperial Christianity across the Mediterranean.
Principal battles: Hippo Regius (Annona), Utica, Carthage (239); Utica, Tunis (238).
The sixth article is Neil McLynn's examination of the influence of events and politics within Hippo Regius on Augustine's imaginative discourse.