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The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Jan Bremmer and Andrew Erskine (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This book explores the Greek gods from Homer to Late Antiquity. The Greek gods are still very much present in modern consciousness. Yet even though Apollo and Dionysos, Artemis and Aphrodite, Zeus ... More


Christian Law Making and Iranian Political Practice: The Reforms of Mar Aba

Richard E. Payne

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286191
eISBN:
9780520961531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286191.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter focuses on Mar Aba, the leader of the Church of who was subjected to an inquest a year after his elevation to the bishopric of Seleucia-Ctesiphon in 540. Nobles and judicial officials ... More


The Christian Symbolics of Power in a Zoroastrian Empire

Richard E. Payne

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286191
eISBN:
9780520961531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286191.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter first traces Husraw II's innovative use of Christian symbols to represent his rule. It then turns to the acts through which the king of kings and his court communicated the supremacy of ... More


Cognition and Representation

ROGER BECK

in The Religion of the Mithras Cult in the Roman Empire: Mysteries of the Unconquered Sun

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199216130
eISBN:
9780191712128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216130.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter explains how the Cognitive Science of Religion can serve as a powerful new method for exploring the making of representations in a religion and the cognitive processes by which an ... More


Ai Khanoum

Rachel Mairs

in Hellenistic Far East

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520281271
eISBN:
9780520959545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281271.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The city of Ai Khanoum, in eastern Bactria, present-day north-eastern Afghanistan, is the best known of Bactria's urban centres – and the only one which has been subject to sustained archaeological ... More


At the Limits of Art: A Literary Study of Aelius Aristides’ Hieroi Logoi

Janet Downie

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199924875
eISBN:
9780199345649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924875.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book presents a reassessment of Aelius Aristides’ Hieroi Logoi, a unique first-person narrative from the ancient world. While scholars have embraced the Logoi as a rich source for Imperial-era ... More


Introduction: An Author in Search of a Character

Janet Downie

in At the Limits of Art: A Literary Study of Aelius Aristides’ Hieroi Logoi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199924875
eISBN:
9780199345649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924875.003.0000
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The introduction advances the proposition that understanding the Hieroi Logoi requires grappling with Aristides’ deliberate conjunction of rhetoric and the sacred. Drawing on his extant orations and ... More


Conclusion

Janet Downie

in At the Limits of Art: A Literary Study of Aelius Aristides’ Hieroi Logoi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199924875
eISBN:
9780199345649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924875.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The conclusion briefly sums up the argument of the book: that Aristides’ Hieroi Logoi should be read in the context of his professional vocation, as a literary text in which he merges religion and ... More


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