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Macrobius and the “Pagan” Culture of his Age

Alan Cameron

in The Last Pagans of Rome

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199747276
eISBN:
9780199866212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747276.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Macrobius's Saturnalia is a key text for any evaluation of the intellectual interests of the elite of late 4th- and early 5th-century Rome. Modern readers have assumed the Saturnalia to be a showcase ... More


The Early Middle Ages and the Christianization of Europe

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter looks at the ease with which the ancient pagan culture was adopted and adapted to fit into a Christian world (without in many cases being actually Christianized) during the Early Middle ... More


Uncle Sam and the Goddess

Ronald Hutton

in The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207443
eISBN:
9780191677670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207443.003.0018
Subject:
History, History of Religion

From the 1970s onward the United States, and not Britain, has been the world centre of modern paganism, exerting the greatest influence over its development, as over most forms of Western culture, ... More


National Antiquities

Monika Baár

in Historians and Nationalism: East-Central Europe in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199581184
eISBN:
9780191722806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581184.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter 6, ‘National Antiquities’, looks at the problems of origins and the representation of early societies in the historians' work. It points to the crucial role that myths of origins have ... More


Earth, Breath, Frenzy: The Delphic Oracle

Steven Connor

in Dumbstruck: A Cultural History of Ventriloquism

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184331
eISBN:
9780191674204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184331.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The myths surrounding the Delphic oracle have lingered long enough even to continue to need refutation. The story that remains untold is that of the power of the oracle-myth itself, and of the ... More


Pagan Challenge, Christian Response: Emperor Julian and Gregory of Nazianzus as Paradigms of Interreligious Discourse

Susanna Elm

in Faithful Narratives: Historians, Religion, and the Challenge of Objectivity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451829
eISBN:
9780801471056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451829.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter re-evaluates perceived boundaries between Christian and pagan culture in late antiquity. It traces a prolonged struggle by members of a relatively homogeneous elite—consisting of ... More


William of Malmesbury, Gesta regum Anglorum: Empowering Remnants of Ancient Rome

David Rollo

in Kiss My Relics: Hermaphroditic Fictions of the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226724614
eISBN:
9780226724607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226724607.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter focuses on one twelfth-century writer's meditations on his own allegedly sinful dalliance with fable and his efforts—eventually triumphant—to negotiate his rebellion against the trends ... More


The Pagan Menace

Larry F. Norman

in The Shock of the Ancient: Literature and History in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226591483
eISBN:
9780226591506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226591506.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In many ways the quarrel can be seen as another battle in the long struggle between Christian and pagan cultures—or, at least, pagan culture as digested and transmitted by Renaissance humanists. It ... More


Carthage: Pagan Culture, Religion, and Society in the High Roman Empire1,2 Roman Carthage

Barbara K. Gold

in Perpetua: Athlete of God

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780195385458
eISBN:
9780190905316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195385458.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the rise, development, and Romanization of ancient Carthage in the early Christian period after the formation of the province of Africa Proconsularis in the Augustan period; ... More


Proclus of Athens: A Life

Christian Wildberg

in All From One: A Guide to Proclus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199640331
eISBN:
9780191830129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640331.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This first chapter provides a suitable introduction to the volume by drawing a vivid picture of Proclus’ life: his provenance, his education, and his direction of the fifth-century school of Athens. ... More


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