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The Third Century CE: Monumentum Adulitanum II (RIE 277)

George Hatke

in Aksum and Nubia: Warfare, Commerce, and Political Fictions in Ancient Northeast Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760666
eISBN:
9780814762783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760666.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines Aksum's expansion towards the west and north, based on the testimony of the third-century Aksumite inscription Monumentum Adulitanum II (RIE 277). Although RIE 277 deals ... More


Bede’s Temple as Cosmos

Conor O'Brien

in Bede’s Temple: An Image and its Interpretation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198747086
eISBN:
9780191809347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747086.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter begins by examining the relationship between Bede’s exegesis of the temple image and earlier cosmological interpretations, such as that of Cosmas Indicopleustes. While Bede never read ... More


Conclusion: Creation Creating Cultures

Michael W. Champion

in Explaining the Cosmos: Creation and Cultural Interaction in Late-Antique Gaza

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199337484
eISBN:
9780199354986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337484.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Chapter 7 identifies ways in which the Gazans’ contribution intersects with the later creation debates between Philoponus, Simplicius, and Cosmas Indicopleustes to reveal by comparison the ... More


Flat Wrong

David Hutchings

in Of Popes and Unicorns: Science, Christianity, and How the Conflict Thesis Fooled the World

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780190053093
eISBN:
9780197612699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053093.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter discusses the commonly held belief that Christendom denied the sphericity of the Earth and promoted a flat Earth instead. By working through both academic and popular sources, it is ... More


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