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Carthage: The Early Christian Community

Barbara K. Gold

in Perpetua: Athlete of God

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780195385458
eISBN:
9780190905316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195385458.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter first lays out how we understand Christianity, contemporary ways of exploring ancient religion, and how contemporary studies of religious movements can help us to understand ancient ... More


The Tomb of Virgil between Text, Memory, and Site

Irene Peirano Garrison

in Tombs of the Ancient Poets: Between Literary Reception and Material Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826477
eISBN:
9780191865442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826477.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the earliest traditions clustering around Virgil’s tomb. Its geographical location on the Via Puteolana, identified in the ancient lives, activates not only literary memories of ... More


Ruins and Reputations: The Tomb of the Poet in Visual Art

Sam Smiles

in Tombs of the Ancient Poets: Between Literary Reception and Material Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826477
eISBN:
9780191865442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826477.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores how poetic inspiration, centred around the tombs of ancient poets, can be expressed through the material idiom of painting. It approaches the ‘tomb of Virgil’ through the eyes ... More


There Is No Slave or Free

Stephen J. Patterson

in The Forgotten Creed: Christianity's Original Struggle against Bigotry, Slavery, and Sexism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190865825
eISBN:
9780190879037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865825.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter explores the all-pervasive and brutal reality of slavery in the ancient world and the tentative, ambiguous responses of early Christians to it. Paul’s attempts were particularly tepid. ... More


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