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Confrontation in the Early Episcopacy

Susan Wessel

in Cyril of Alexandria and the Nestorian Controversy: The Making of a Saint and of a Heretic

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199268467
eISBN:
9780191699276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268467.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses Cyril's early episcopacy, including his polemical confrontation with Jews, pagans, and Arians. By these polemics, Cyril forged his distinctly Alexandrian vision of ... More


Early Use of the Distinction: By the Pupils of the Masters

Lawrence Moonan

in Divine Power: The Medieval Power Distinction up to its Adoption by Albert, Bonaventure, and Aquinas

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267553
eISBN:
9780191683282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267553.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the earliest available passages in which the Power Distinction itself is being recognisably used. Towards the twelfth century appears a new class, of magistri: in the feudal ... More


Greek Mathematicians: A Group Picture

R. Netz

in Science and Mathematics in Ancient Greek Culture

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198152484
eISBN:
9780191710049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152484.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines who the Greek mathematicians were by taking an imaginary group picture taken at a conference of ancient Greek mathematicians — a conference held in heaven, so that everyone is ... More


City and School in Late Antique Athens and Alexandria

Edward Watts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244214
eISBN:
9780520931800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244214.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This study of the men and ideas of late antique education explores the intellectual and doctrinal milieu in the two great cities of Athens and Alexandria from the second to the sixth centuries. It ... More


The Shifting Sands of Fourth-Century Alexandrian Cultural Life

Edward J. Watts

in City and School in Late Antique Athens and Alexandria

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244214
eISBN:
9780520931800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244214.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The first part of this chapter explores the ecclesiastical and intellectual causes of the Alexandrian Christian community's movement away from the philosophically influenced Christian intellectual ... More


Alexandrian Schools of the Fifth Century

Edward J. Watts

in City and School in Late Antique Athens and Alexandria

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244214
eISBN:
9780520931800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244214.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In the past, independent Christian teachers would have raised challenges to such a strongly pagan curriculum, and the ideas of the Iamblichan teachers would have been attacked in Christian ... More


The Letter Collection of Synesius of Cyrene

David Maldonado Rivera

in Late Antique Letter Collections: A Critical Introduction and Reference Guide

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520281448
eISBN:
9780520966192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281448.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

With its 156 letters Synesius’s collection is modest in size when compared with other late antique collections, and there is no doubt that the extant letters are only a fraction of the letters that ... More


Heirs of the Martyrs

Ian Wood

in The Modern Origins of the Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199650484
eISBN:
9780191747861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650484.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Alongside these social and political readings of the period from the fourth to the seventh century there was also a religious one. The religious reaction to the Ancien Régime and the French ... More


Hypatia: Life, Death, and Works

Alan Cameron

in Wandering Poets and Other Essays on Late Greek Literature and Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190268947
eISBN:
9780190268961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190268947.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Hypatia has been regarded historically as a pagan martyr, a great mathematician murdered by Christians, provoked by her outspokenness and jealous of her brilliance. The chapter, however, places what ... More


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