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Homeric Books and Hellenistic Culture in the World of the Sages

Yaacov Shavit

in Athens in Jerusalem: Classical Antiquity and Hellenism in the Making of the Modern Secular Jew

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774259
eISBN:
9781800340879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774259.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter explores three different issues: how familiar the Sages were with Greek culture and through which agents of culture they learned about it, to what extent they were influenced by it or ... More


‘Two Powers in Heaven’ and Early Christian Trinitarian Thinking

Alan F. Segal

in The Trinity: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Trinity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246120
eISBN:
9780191600531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246122.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Alan Segal outlines the history of binitarianism and the criticism it met within Hellenistic Jewish culture. Segal begins by identifying ‘those who say there are two powers in heaven’, a rabbinic ... More


Imperialism, Cultural Politics, and Polybius

Christopher Smith and Liv Mariah Yarrow (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600755
eISBN:
9780191738791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600755.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapters here address central problems in the development of Roman imperialism in the third and second century bc. Published in honour of the distinguished Oxford academic Peter Derow, they ... More


The Negation of Hope

Alan Mittleman

in Hope in a Democratic Age: Philosophy, Religion, and Political Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199297153
eISBN:
9780191700835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297153.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

To consider hope as a virtue is a response, in part, to philosophical traditions that portray hope as something less; as either a mere emotion or even as a vice. This chapter argues that hope is a ... More


Jesting Words and Dreadful Lessons: The Two Voices of the Babylonian Talmud

in Socrates & the Fat Rabbis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226069166
eISBN:
9780226069180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226069180.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book imagines, hypothesizes, a cultural relationship, not merely a typological parallelism, between Plato and the Babylonian Talmud. This is a controversial point. It is commonly held among ... More


Defending and Defining the Faith: An Introduction to Early Christian Apologetic Literature

D. H. Williams

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190620509
eISBN:
9780190620530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190620509.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Christian apologetics in the patristic era should be understood broadly as a defense of Christian beliefs and practices against non-Christian beliefs, practices, and policies (religious, social, and ... More


‘The Long Hellenistic’

Tim Whitmarsh

in Dirty Love: The Genealogy of the Ancient Greek Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199742653
eISBN:
9780190880798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199742653.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Egypt is a culture that had novelistic literature earlier than others, and which was open to multiple different cultural influences over a long period. This chapter introduces the Alexander Romance, ... More


Pindar's Library: Performance Poetry and Material Texts

Tom Phillips

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198745730
eISBN:
9780191808166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745730.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The main focus of this book is on how readers during the Hellenistic period encountered these poems in book form. To this end, it analyses the role played by Pindar’s literary, cultic, and scholarly ... More


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

Boris Chrubasik and Daniel King (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198805663
eISBN:
9780191843617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805663.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This volume focuses on questions of Greek and non-Greek cultural interaction in the eastern Mediterranean and the ancient Near East during a broadly defined Hellenistic period from 400 BCE–250 CE. ... More


The Lighthouse of the Mediterranean, 350 BC–100 BC

David Abulafia

in The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195323344
eISBN:
9780197562499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195323344.003.0018
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

In 333 BC Alexander III, king of Macedon, whose claims to Greekness were treated with some scepticism down in Athens, wreaked vengeance on the Persian kings who had posed such a threat to Greece ... More


Doctus sermones utriusque linguae?

Nicholas Horsfall

in Fifty Years at the Sibyl's Heels: Selected Papers on Virgil and Rome

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198863861
eISBN:
9780191896187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863861.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The statement ‘a knowledge of Greek was universal in the Roman society of Cicero’s day’ may be taken as reflecting a generally held view, in which there is much less truth than one could wish. We ... More


‘Our Sea’, 146 BC–AD 150

David Abulafia

in The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195323344
eISBN:
9780197562499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195323344.003.0020
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The relationship between Rome and the Mediterranean was already changing significantly before the fall of Carthage and of Corinth. This relationship took two forms. There was the political ... More


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