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Almsgiving in the Later Roman Empire: Christian Promotion and Practice 313-450

Richard Finn OP

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283606
eISBN:
9780191712692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283606.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The book examines the various sources, distinctive forms, privileged recipients, and likely extent of almsgiving in the churches of the later empire. Almsgiving was crucial in the construction of the ... More


The Schweich Family

Graham Davies

in The Schweich Lectures and Biblical Archaeology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264874
eISBN:
9780191754067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264874.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter begins with biographical information about Leopold Schweich and his family. Leopold Schweich must have been born about 1840 and probably came from a Jewish family in Kassel, Germany. In ... More


Fund-raising: Role of gifts

Shanta Acharya and Elroy Dimson

in Endowment Asset Management: Investment Strategies in Oxford and Cambridge

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199210916
eISBN:
9780191705816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210916.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The endowments of the institutions of Oxford and Cambridge are the result of centuries of benefactions, donations, bequests, and legacies. In the majority of cases, benefactions were in the form of ... More


War, Food, and Politics in Early Hellenistic Athens

G. J. Oliver

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283507
eISBN:
9780191712722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283507.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book provides a new assessment of the economic history of Athens in the Hellenistic era, when the city was no longer an imperial power and struggled to maintain its territory, both at home in ... More


Landscapes and Cities: Rural Settlement and Civic Transformation in Early Imperial Italy

John R. Patterson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198140887
eISBN:
9780191712166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198140887.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The first two centuries AD are conventionally thought of as the ‘golden age’ of the Roman Empire, yet Italy in this period has often been seen as being in a state of decline and even crisis. This ... More


The Transformation of the City in Imperial Italy

John R. Patterson

in Landscapes and Cities: Rural Settlement and Civic Transformation in Early Imperial Italy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198140887
eISBN:
9780191712166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198140887.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Beginning with case-studies of three former Latin colonies, Cosa, Beneventum, and Interamna Lirenas, this chapter focuses on the changing appearance of the cities of Italy, investigating their ... More


Christian and Classical

Richard Finn Op

in Almsgiving in the Later Roman Empire: Christian Promotion and Practice 313-450

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283606
eISBN:
9780191712692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283606.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter looks at how Christian and classical patterns of benefaction interacted in the moral authority and writings of three major Christian thinkers: Basil of Caesarea, civic patron, bishop, ... More


South to Achaia

Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

in Paul: His Story

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199266531
eISBN:
9780191601583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266530.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

While waiting for Timothy in Athens, Paul concluded that Corinth would be much more fruitful mission territory. The intense commercial ethos of Corinth and the Sisyphus myth. Why Corinthians listened ... More


Reconnaissance in La Vie de Marianne

Patrick Coleman

in Anger, Gratitude, and the Enlightenment Writer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589340
eISBN:
9780191723322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589340.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter analyses how Marianne, the orphan heroine of Marivaux's novel La Vie de Marianne, manipulates the language of gratitude in order to secure the social recognition she believes she ... More


Monks, Nuns, and Friars

Andrew D. Brown

in Popular Piety in Late Medieval England: The Diocese of Salisbury 1250-1550

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198205210
eISBN:
9780191676550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205210.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

In the twelfth century, the power of laymen had been deliberately harnessed to the monastic ideal. Great families still relied heavily for their hope of salvation on large benefactions to monastic ... More


Investigation of the Impersonal Syntactic Uses of Old English Verbs

Ruth Möhlig-Falke

in The Early English Impersonal Construction: An Analysis of Verbal and Constructional Meaning

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199777723
eISBN:
9780199933310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777723.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter presents a detailed analysis of the various impersonal patterns found with Old English (OE) verbs to bring out the functional properties of the OE impersonal construction. The ... More


History of Universities: Volume XXVI/1

Mordechai Feingold (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199652068
eISBN:
9780191804694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199652068.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book, which is a volume in a series of history of universities, contains a mix of chapters and book reviews. The book acts as a tool for the historian of higher education. The volume combines ... More


The Benefactor’s Account Book: The Rhetoric of Gift Reciprocation According to Seneca and Paul

Thomas R. Blanton, IV

in A Spiritual Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300220407
eISBN:
9780300225143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220407.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In his treatise De beneficiis, “On Benefits,” Seneca indicates that patrons ought never to call attention to the fact when they have given gifts; to do so would humiliate the donee. Paul commits what ... More


Reciprocity

Neil W. Bernstein

in Ethics, Identity, and Community in Later Roman Declamation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199964116
eISBN:
9780199346042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964116.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the intersection between the Major Declamations and Roman thinking on reciprocal obligations presented in Cicero’s De Officiis and Seneca’s De Beneficiis. The impoverished ... More


Civic Patronage and ‘Motherhood’ of Cities and Associations

Emily A. Hemelrijk

in Hidden Lives, Public Personae: Women and Civic Life in the Roman West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190251888
eISBN:
9780190251901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251888.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Patronesses and ‘mothers’ of cities and collegia are the subject of Chapter 5. Patronage and metaphorical motherhood were formal institutions allowing women of different classes an official role in ... More


Converging Perspectives on Antiochos III

Johannes Haubold

in Hellenism and the Local Communities of the Eastern Mediterranean: 400 BCE-250 CE

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198805663
eISBN:
9780191843617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805663.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter compares three texts about the Seleukid monarch Antiochos III: a decree of the Seleukid Greek city of Teos published shortly before the king’s war with Rome; a description of his conduct ... More


Euergetism and religion in the cities of the Peloponnese (first century BC to first century AD): Between civic traditions and self-assertion of the elites

Yves Lafond

in Hellenistic Sanctuaries: Between Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199654130
eISBN:
9780191814747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654130.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The aim of this chapter is to clarify the religious identity of the cities of the Peloponnese in the period between the first century BC and the first century AD. The documentary basis of this ... More


Re-shaping the sacred landscape through benefaction: The sanctuary of Lykosoura in the Peloponnese

Maria Kantirea

in Hellenistic Sanctuaries: Between Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199654130
eISBN:
9780191814747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654130.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The inscription IG V.2, 515 is revisited in order to explore the building activity at the sanctuary of Lykosoura in the Roman period. It is an honorific decree for one of the aristocrats of ... More


Seneca’s Philosophical Cure

Neil Coffee

in Gift and Gain: How Money Transformed Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190496432
eISBN:
9780190496456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190496432.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers Seneca’s response to the yielding of gift to gain. Seneca writes the longest Roman treatise on gift giving and identifies most precisely the process by which commercial culture ... More


The Eucharistic Body of Paul and the Ritualization of 2 Corinthians

Judith H. Newman

in Before the Bible: The Liturgical Body and the Formation of Scriptures in early Judaism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190212216
eISBN:
9780190212230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190212216.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter 3 considers the figure of Paul and the community in Corinth to argue that three practices in 2 Corinthians result in communal formation of the ecclesia and establish Paul as the authoritative ... More


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