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Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity

Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity

John David Dawson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520226302
eISBN:
9780520925984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226302.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book makes an illuminating contribution to one of Christianity's central problems: the understanding and interpretation of scripture, and more specifically, the relationship between the Old ... More

Encountering the SacredThe Debate on Christian Pilgrimage in Late Antiquity

Encountering the Sacred: The Debate on Christian Pilgrimage in Late Antiquity

Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241916
eISBN:
9780520931121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241916.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This study sheds new light on one of the most spectacular changes to occur in late antiquity—the rise of pilgrimage all over the Christian world—by setting the phenomenon against the wide background ... More

Greek Biography and Panegyric in Late Antiquity

Greek Biography and Panegyric in Late Antiquity

Tomas Hagg (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223882
eISBN:
9780520925052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223882.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The two centuries between A.D. 250 and A.D. 450 witnessed the creation of a distinctive Christian Greek culture in the eastern part of the Roman Empire. This book focuses on the transition from ... More

Historical Fictions and Hellenistic Jewish IdentityThird Maccabees in Its Cultural Context

Historical Fictions and Hellenistic Jewish Identity: Third Maccabees in Its Cultural Context

Sara Raup Johnson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233072
eISBN:
9780520928435
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233072.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This study investigates the creation of historical fictions in a wide range of Hellenistic Jewish texts. Surveying so-called Jewish novels, including the Letter of Aristeas, Second Maccabees, Esther, ... More

The History of Make-BelieveTacitus on Imperial Rome

The History of Make-Believe: Tacitus on Imperial Rome

Holly Haynes

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236509
eISBN:
9780520929555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236509.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This work points to a new understanding of the logic of Roman rule during the early Empire. The book shows that Tacitus does not write about the reality of imperial politics and culture but about the ... More

Interpreting a ClassicDemosthenes and His Ancient Commentators

Interpreting a Classic: Demosthenes and His Ancient Commentators

Craig Gibson

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520229563
eISBN:
9780520927308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229563.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Demosthenes (384–322 B.C.) was an Athenian statesman and a widely read author whose life, times, and rhetorical abilities captivated the minds of generations. Sifting through the rubble of a mostly ... More

Playing the FarmerRepresentations of Rural Life in Vergil's Georgics

Playing the Farmer: Representations of Rural Life in Vergil's Georgics

Philip Thibodeau

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268326
eISBN:
9780520950252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268326.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book reinvigorates our understanding of Vergil's Georgics, a vibrant work written by Rome's premier epic poet shortly before he began the Aeneid. Setting the Georgics in the social context of ... More

The School of RomeLatin Studies and the Origins of Liberal Education

The School of Rome: Latin Studies and the Origins of Liberal Education

Martin Bloomer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255760
eISBN:
9780520948402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255760.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This cultural and intellectual history focuses on education as practiced by the imperial-age Romans, looking at what they considered the value of education and its effect on children. The author ... More

Tales of the NeighborhoodJewish Narrative Dialogues in Late Antiquity

Tales of the Neighborhood: Jewish Narrative Dialogues in Late Antiquity

Galit Hasan-Rokem

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234536
eISBN:
9780520928947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234536.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book shows that religion is shaped not only in the halls of theological disputation and institutions of divine study, but also in ordinary events of everyday life. The book argues that common ... More

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