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Avot in the Light of Classical Roman Jurisprudence

Amram Tropper

in Wisdom, Politics, and Historiography: Tractate Avot in the Context of the Graeco-Roman Near East

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199267125
eISBN:
9780191699184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267125.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter investigates some comparable themes in the contemporary sphere of the Roman law. It considers some salient features of the Roman setting and their relevance to Avot. The presence of ... More


Introduction and Background

Caroline Humfress

in Orthodoxy and the Courts in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198208419
eISBN:
9780191716966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208419.003.006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter begins with a discussion of effective speech as a gift from God or gods(s) according to the Christians and Romans, respectively. It then discusses Christian rhetoric, forensic eloquence ... More


Vico's "New Science": A Philosophical Commentary

Donald Phillip Verene

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700163
eISBN:
9781501701863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700163.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Giambattista Vico (1668–1744) is best remembered for his major work, the New Science (Scienza nuova), in which he sets forth the principles of humanity and gives an account of the stages common to ... More


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