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Citizen BacchaeWomen's Ritual Practice in Ancient Greece

Citizen Bacchae: Women's Ritual Practice in Ancient Greece

Barbara Goff

Terence Taylor (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520239982
eISBN:
9780520930582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520239982.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

What activities did the women of ancient Greece perform in the sphere of ritual, and what were the meanings of such activities for them and their culture? By offering answers to these questions, this ... More

Holy Bishops in Late AntiquityThe Nature of Christian Leadership in an Age of Transition

Holy Bishops in Late Antiquity: The Nature of Christian Leadership in an Age of Transition

Claudia Rapp

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242968
eISBN:
9780520931411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242968.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Between the years 300 and 600, Christianity experienced a momentous change from persecuted cult to state religion. One of the consequences of this shift was the evolution of the role of the bishop—as ... More

The Matter of the GodsReligion and the Roman Empire

The Matter of the Gods: Religion and the Roman Empire

Clifford Ando

Berhane Asfaw (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520250833
eISBN:
9780520933651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250833.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

What did the Romans know about their gods? Why did they perform the rituals of their religion, and what motivated them to change those rituals? To these questions the book proposes simple answers: In ... More

Migrating Tales

Migrating Tales

Richard Kalmin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520277250
eISBN:
9780520958999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277250.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This book situates the Babylonian Talmud, or Bavli, in its cultural context by reading several rich rabbinic stories against the background of Greek, Syriac, Arabic, Persian, and Mesopotamian ... More

The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of AsiaA Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion

The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia: A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion

Mark Munn

Michael Rose (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243491
eISBN:
9780520931589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243491.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Among maternal deities of the Greek pantheon, the Mother of the Gods was a paradox. She is variously described as a devoted mother, a chaste wife, an impassioned lover, and a virgin daughter; she is ... More

Restless DeadEncounters between the Living and the Dead in Ancient Greece

Restless Dead: Encounters between the Living and the Dead in Ancient Greece

Sarah Iles Johnston

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520217072
eISBN:
9780520922310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217072.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

During the archaic and classical periods, Greek ideas about the dead evolved in response to changing social and cultural conditions—most notably changes associated with the development of the polis, ... More

Scenting SalvationAncient Christianity and the Olfactory Imagination

Scenting Salvation: Ancient Christianity and the Olfactory Imagination

Susan Ashbrook Harvey

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241473
eISBN:
9780520931015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241473.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This book explores the role of bodily, sensory experience in early Christianity (first–seventh centuries c.e.) by focusing on the importance of smell in ancient Mediterranean culture. Following its ... More

The Seer in Ancient Greece

The Seer in Ancient Greece

Michael Flower

Warren Allmon (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252295
eISBN:
9780520934009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252295.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The seer (mantis), an expert in the art of divination, operated in ancient Greek society through a combination of charismatic inspiration and diverse skills ranging from examining the livers of ... More

A State of MixtureChristians, Zoroastrians, and Iranian Political Culture in Late Antiquity

A State of Mixture: Christians, Zoroastrians, and Iranian Political Culture in Late Antiquity

Richard E. Payne

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286191
eISBN:
9780520961531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286191.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Christian communities flourished during late antiquity in a Zoroastrian political system, known as the Iranian Empire, which integrated culturally and geographically disparate territories from Arabia ... More

Wandering, Begging MonksSpiritual Authority and the Promotion of Monasticism in Late Antiquity

Wandering, Begging Monks: Spiritual Authority and the Promotion of Monasticism in Late Antiquity

Daniel Folger Caner

Jeffrey Wilson (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233249
eISBN:
9780520928503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233249.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

An apostolic lifestyle characterized by total material renunciation, homelessness, and begging was practiced by monks throughout the Roman Empire in the fourth and fifth centuries. Such monks often ... More

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