Constructing Identities in Late Antiquity (Routledge by Richard Miles

By Richard Miles

The essays in developing Identities in past due Antiquity predicament themselves with the subject matter of id, an more and more renowned subject in Classical experiences. via unique discussions of specific Roman texts and photographs, the participants convey not just how those texts have been used to create and organise specific visions of past due vintage society and tradition, but additionally how structures of identification and tradition contributed to the fashioning of 'late antiquity' right into a precise old interval.

Show description

Read Online or Download Constructing Identities in Late Antiquity (Routledge classical monographs) PDF

Similar religious studies & reference books

Prayer Has Spoiled Everything: Possession, Power, and Identity in an Islamic Town of Niger (Body, Commodity, Text)

Bori, within the Mawri society of Niger, are mischievous and invisible beings that populate the bush. Bori can be the perform of taming those wild forces within the context of ownership ceremonies. In Prayer Has Spoiled every little thing Adeline Masquelier bargains an account of the way this phenomenon intervenes—sometimes subtly, occasionally dramatically—in human lives, offering a continually renewed resource of that means for Mawri peasants faced with cultural contradictions and socio-economic marginalization.

The Gauntlet: A Challenge to the Myth of Progress

Subtitled "A problem to the parable of Progress," this assortment contains choices from previous Worlds for brand new, Post-Industrialism, in the direction of a Christian Sociology, and skill and Ends. This first-ever anthology of Penty's works provides a compelling imaginative and prescient either one of what is wrong with the area and of what sort of socio-economic order may support to make it correct.

Pragmatic Encroachment, Religious Belief, and Practice

Attractive numerous fresh and significant discussions within the mainstream epistemological literature surrounding 'pragmatic encroachment', the amount asks, among others, the query: Do the excessive stakes excited by accepting or rejecting trust in God increase the criteria for wisdom that God exists?

Extra resources for Constructing Identities in Late Antiquity (Routledge classical monographs)

Example text

In addition to the discussions of the seminar group chaired by Kate Cooper and under the direction of Richard Miles and Janet Huskinson, the specific comments of Pat Easterling, Simon Goldhill and Froma Zeitlin have been invaluable. Julie Lewis has given me indispensable assistance with the religious material. All unattributed references are to Heliodorus’ Aethiopica, which is cited from the edition of Rattenbury and Lumb (1960). 1 2 The bibliography on the Greek novel is immense, and ever-increasing: for guidance, see Bowie and Harrison 1993, and, for a more comprehensive catalogue of relevant works, Schmeling ed.

219–331; Philostr. 1. Hdt. 1; Σ Ap. Rh. 269; Diod. Sic. 37; Strab. 1; Verg. Georg. 291–3; Sen. Quaest. Nat. 4a; Plut. Mor. 897f; Arr. Anab. 1; Ael. Ar. 48 passim. 6–10). g. Porph. Vit. Pyth. 11–12; Iambl. Vit. Pyth. 18–19. g. Diog. Laert. 36. On Egypt as the land of philosophical initiation, see André and Baslez 1993:283–5. g. at Diod. Sic. 2. See Hunter 1994:1066–7 on Chariton’s self-reflexive use of the word for an analogous usage in Heliodorus, see Whitmarsh 1998. 6 to the appealing gait of the Syenian children, instrumental in soliciting Hydaspes’ pity.

1992) ‘Les realia du paysage égyptien dans le roman grec: remarques lexicographiques’, in Baslez et al. (eds) (1992). W. (1995) Fiction as History: Nero to Julian, Berkeley: University of California Press. L. (1974) ‘Greeks and their Past in the Second Sophistic’, Past and Present 46: 3–41; revised and repr. in Finley, M. ) Studies in Ancient Society, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. 2: 1652–1699. ) (1994). L. J. (1993) ‘The Romance of the Novel’, Journal of Roman Studies 83: 159–78. Brown, P. (1988) The Body and Society: Men, Women and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity, London: Faber & Faber.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.54 of 5 – based on 14 votes