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A Question of Diplomacy

John N. Collins

in Diakonia: Re-Interpreting the Ancient Sources

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396027
eISBN:
9780199852383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396027.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Papyri of the century or two either side of the first century of the Christian era turn out to be a disappointment if we approach them thinking they will provide down-to-earth illustrations of how ... More


Transition and Change in Diocletian’s Egypt: Province and Empire in the Late Third Century

Colin Adams

in Approaching Late Antiquity: The Transformation from Early to Late Empire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199297375
eISBN:
9780191708978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297375.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers the early reforms of Diocletian in Egypt and places some of the changes that occurred during his principate into their broader historical context. The intention is to use ... More


Akhmim as a Source of Textiles

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161223
eISBN:
9781617970450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

According to the historian Strabo, Akhmim/Panopolis was a well-known production center of linen fabrics from pharaonic times. Up to now there is little literary evidence of textile manufacture in the ... More


“Rustic Audacity”

Ariel G. López

in Shenoute of Atripe and the Uses of Poverty: Rural Patronage, Religious Conflict, and Monasticism in Late Antique Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520274839
eISBN:
9780520954922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274839.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter sets the emergence of Shenoute of Atripe as a holy man and prophet of supraregional importance against the economic, social, and cultural transformations of the late antique countryside. ... More


Loyal Opposition

Ariel G. López

in Shenoute of Atripe and the Uses of Poverty: Rural Patronage, Religious Conflict, and Monasticism in Late Antique Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520274839
eISBN:
9780520954922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274839.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyzes the relationship between Shenoute and the powerful of the world, in particular the representatives of the Roman state. It is argued that Shenoute attempts to win over his ... More


The Limits of Intolerance

Ariel G. López

in Shenoute of Atripe and the Uses of Poverty: Rural Patronage, Religious Conflict, and Monasticism in Late Antique Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520274839
eISBN:
9780520954922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274839.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter argues that Shenoute's antipagan violence was the exception and not the rule in late antique Egypt. His attacks against houses containing pagan idols—in particular the house of his great ... More


The Empress and the Poet

Alan Cameron

in Wandering Poets and Other Essays on Late Greek Literature and Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190268947
eISBN:
9780190268961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190268947.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the career and works of the poet Cyrus of Panopolis and the empress Eudocia, wife of Theodosius II. Cyrus enjoyed great success at court in Constantinople, but was disgraced ... More


Praising the God(s): Homeric Hymns in Late Antiquity

Gianfranco Agosti

in The Reception of the Homeric Hymns

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198728788
eISBN:
9780191795510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728788.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This paper studies the reception of the Homeric Hymns in some pagan and Christian poets of Late Antiquity. It offers some methodological remarks on ‘quotations’ or ‘allusions’ and re-use of epic ... More


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