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The Origins of Human Wisdom

Daniel S. Richter

in Cosmopolis: Imagining Community in Late Classical Athens and the Early Roman Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199772681
eISBN:
9780199895083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772681.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks closely at a series of Hellenistic and early imperial texts from both Greek and Jewish traditions that re-evaluate the meaning of Egypt and shows that each of these texts is in ... More


Pagan Holiness?

Mark Edwards

in Religions of the Constantinian Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199687725
eISBN:
9780191815034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687725.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 4 begins with Arnobius’ challenge to produce credible models of holiness that can be compared to Christ. It argues that the treatise of Iamblichus On the Pythagorean Life may have been ... More


Disappearance and Recognition

M. David Litwa

in How the Gospels Became History: Jesus and Mediterranean Myths

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300242638
eISBN:
9780300249484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300242638.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter compares the Emmaus road episode in Luke 24 with Herodotus’s account of Aristeas of Proconnesus. Both Aristeas and Jesus seem to die but reappear to speak with travelers on the road, ... More


Miracles

M. David Litwa

in How the Gospels Became History: Jesus and Mediterranean Myths

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300242638
eISBN:
9780300249484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300242638.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter compares Jesus’s miracles with analogous wonders in contemporary mythic historiography. Singled out for attention are episodes of walking on water, stilling storms, catching and ... More


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