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The Burial of the Dead (Cath. 10)

Gerard O'Daly

in Days Linked by Song: Prudentius' Cathemerinon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199263950
eISBN:
9780191741364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263950.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the themes of the poem: body and soul and their separation in death; Christian care for burial rites and tombs; belief in human bodily resurrection; the perfection of the ... More


Jews at Court

Sara Raup Johnson

in Historical Fictions and Hellenistic Jewish Identity: Third Maccabees in Its Cultural Context

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233072
eISBN:
9780520928435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233072.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Any study of the Jewish texts that purport to be historical must survive as independent, self-contained narratives in or associated with the manuscripts of the Septuagint. All purport to give an ... More


The Jewish Novel

Tim Whitmarsh

in Dirty Love: The Genealogy of the Ancient Greek Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199742653
eISBN:
9780190880798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199742653.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Is there such a thing as a Hellenistic ‘Jewish novel’, as certain recent critics have claimed? And if so, what is its status vis-à-vis the Greek novel? This chapter explores the relationship between ... More


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