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A Free WillOrigins of the Notion in Ancient Thought

A Free Will: Origins of the Notion in Ancient Thought

Michael Frede

Halszka Osmolska (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268487
eISBN:
9780520948372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268487.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Where does the notion of free will come from? How and when did it develop, and what did that development involve? In this book's account of the history of this idea, the notion of a free will emerged ... More

From Alexander to Jesus

From Alexander to Jesus

Ory Amitay

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266360
eISBN:
9780520948174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266360.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Scholars have long recognized the relevance to Christianity of the many stories surrounding the life of Alexander the Great, who claimed to be the son of Zeus. But until now, no comprehensive effort ... 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

A Greek Roman EmpirePower and Belief under Theodosius II (408-450)

A Greek Roman Empire: Power and Belief under Theodosius II (408-450)

Fergus Millar

Todd Keeler-Wolf and Allan Schoenherr (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247031
eISBN:
9780520941410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247031.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In the first half of the fifth century, the Latin-speaking part of the Roman Empire suffered vast losses of territory to barbarian invaders. However, in the Greek-speaking half of the Eastern ... More

Hellenistic Far East

Hellenistic Far East

Rachel Mairs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520281271
eISBN:
9780520959545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281271.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book explores the archaeological and epigraphic evidence for Greek colonies in Central Asia in the Hellenistic period, in the aftermath of the campaigns of Alexander the Great. In communities ... More

The Hellenistic Settlements in Syria, the Red Sea Basin, and North Africa

The Hellenistic Settlements in Syria, the Red Sea Basin, and North Africa

Getzel Cohen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241480
eISBN:
9780520931022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241480.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This authoritative and sweeping compendium, the second volume in an organized survey of the Greek settlements founded or refounded in the Hellenistic period, provides historical narratives, detailed ... More

Hesiod's Ascra

Hesiod's Ascra

Anthony Edwards

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236585
eISBN:
9780520929579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236585.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In Works and Days, one of the two long poems that have come down to us from Hesiod, the poet writes of farming, morality, and what seems to be a very nasty quarrel with his brother Perses over their ... 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

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

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