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The Shadow of the ParthenonStudies in Ancient History and Literature

The Shadow of the Parthenon: Studies in Ancient History and Literature

Peter Green

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255074
eISBN:
9780520934719
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255074.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

A combination of scholarship and unorthodoxy makes these studies in ancient history and literature unusually rewarding. Few of the objects of conventional admiration gain much support from the ... More

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Cristiana Franco

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520273405
eISBN:
9780520957428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273405.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The figure of the dog is a paradox. As in so many cultures, past and present, the dog in ancient Greece was seen as the animal closest to humans, even as it elicited from them the most negative ... More

Shenoute of Atripe and the Uses of PovertyRural Patronage, Religious Conflict, and Monasticism in Late Antique Egypt

Shenoute of Atripe and the Uses of Poverty: Rural Patronage, Religious Conflict, and Monasticism in Late Antique Egypt

Ariel G. López

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520274839
eISBN:
9780520954922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274839.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

This book studies the public life of an extraordinary Egyptian monk, Shenoute of Atripe, and the discourse on poverty that he put forward to promote and legitimize his active role in society. ... 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

Subtle BodiesRepresenting Angels in Byzantium

Subtle Bodies: Representing Angels in Byzantium

Glenn Peers

A. Long (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224056
eISBN:
9780520925137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224056.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

Throughout the course of Byzantine history, Christian doctrine taught that angels have a powerful place in cosmology. It also taught that angels were immaterial, bodiless, invisible beings. But if ... 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

Theodoret's PeopleSocial Networks and Religious Conflict in Late Roman Syria

Theodoret's People: Social Networks and Religious Conflict in Late Roman Syria

Adam Schor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268623
eISBN:
9780520948617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268623.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book sheds new light on religious clashes of the mid-fifth century regarding the nature (or natures) of Christ. The book focuses on Theodoret, bishop of Cyrrhus, his Syrian allies, and his ... More

There Is No Crime for Those Who Have ChristReligious Violence in the Christian Roman Empire

There Is No Crime for Those Who Have Christ: Religious Violence in the Christian Roman Empire

Michael Gaddis

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241046
eISBN:
9780520930902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241046.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

“There is no crime for those who have Christ,” claimed a fifth-century zealot, neatly expressing the belief of religious extremists that righteous zeal for God trumps worldly law. This book looks at ... More

Thucydides' War NarrativeA Structural Study

Thucydides' War Narrative: A Structural Study

Carolyn Dewald

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241275
eISBN:
9780520930971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241275.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

As a sustained analysis of the connections between narrative structure and meaning in the History of the Peloponnesian War, this study revolves around a curious aspect of Thucydides' work: the first ... 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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