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Approaching Late Antiquity: The Transformation from Early to Late Empire

Simon Swain and Mark Edwards (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297375
eISBN:
9780191708978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297375.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

What factors already present in the society of the High Roman Empire developed and expanded into the world of Late Antiquity? What was distinct in this period from what went before? The answers to ... More


The Sociology of Prostitution in Antiquity in the Context of Pagan and Christian Writings

Hans Herter and Linwood DeLong

in Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613199
eISBN:
9780748651016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613199.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the attitude of Christianity toward prostitution compared with the way that prostitution was regarded in secular antiquity. Prostitutes belonged chiefly, if not exclusively, to ... More


From Alexander to Jesus

Ory Amitay

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266360
eISBN:
9780520948174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266360.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Scholars have long recognized the relevance to Christianity of the many stories surrounding the life of Alexander the Great, who claimed to be the son of Zeus. But until now, no comprehensive effort ... More


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