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Doctors and Intellectuals: Galen’s Reading Community

William A. Johnson

in Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman Empire: A Study of Elite Communities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195176407
eISBN:
9780199775545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176407.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Galen of Pergamum was court physician to Marcus Aurelius and the leading doctor of his time. He also was a prolific writer, who wrote with interesting clarity about his expectations for readers. This ... More


The Issues: Evidence from the Letters to the Seven Churches

Paul B. Duff

in Who Rides the Beast?: Prophetic Rivalry and the Rhetoric of Crisis in the Churches of the Apocalypse

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138351
eISBN:
9780199834150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513835X.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

An examination of the seven letters to the churches shows that most of the subjects raised (and certainly the most pressing ones) are internal, intra‐Christian issues. There is little evidence of ... More


The Second German Reich: The Struggle for Rome, or Barbarians Becoming Romans

Julia Hell

in The Conquest of Ruins: The Third Reich and the Fall of Rome

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226588056
eISBN:
9780226588223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226588223.003.0015
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter deals with the Second German Reich’s imperial politics and imitation of ancient Rome. The chapter starts with the Reich’s investment in imperial archaeology and the 1886 Pergamum ... More


Dialectic and the Training of the Mind

David Satran

in In the Image of Origen: Eros, Virtue, and Constraint in the Early Christian Academy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520291232
eISBN:
9780520965089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291232.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter explores the initial phase of the author’s tutelage in Caesarea, one well known from the traditional Greco-Roman curriculum of encyclical studies (enkyklios paideia): dialectic, the ... More


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