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Ancient Supplication

Ancient Supplication

F. S. Naiden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195183412
eISBN:
9780199789399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183412.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This is the first book-length treatment of supplication, an important social practice in ancient Mediterranean civilizations. Despite the importance of supplication, it has received little attention, ... More

The Arabic HermesFrom Pagan Sage to Prophet of Science

The Arabic Hermes: From Pagan Sage to Prophet of Science

Kevin Van Bladel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195376135
eISBN:
9780199871636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376135.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Before the more famous Renaissance European reception of the ancient Greek Hermetica, the Arabic tradition about Hermes and the works under his name had been developing and flourishing for 700 years. ... More

Athenian Myths and FestivalsAglauros, Erechtheus, Plynteria, Panathenaia, Dionysia

Athenian Myths and Festivals: Aglauros, Erechtheus, Plynteria, Panathenaia, Dionysia

Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood

Robert Parker (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199592074
eISBN:
9780191595592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592074.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Moving out from a particular problem about a particular Athenian festival, this book investigates central questions concerning Athenian festivals and the myths that underlay them. It examines the ... More

Debating the Saints’ Cult in the Age of Gregory the Great

Debating the Saints’ Cult in the Age of Gregory the Great

Matthew Dal Santo (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199646791
eISBN:
9780199949939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646791.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book argues that the Dialogues on the Miracles of the Italian Fathers, Pope Gregory the Great's (590–604) most controversial work, should be considered from the perspective of a wide-ranging ... More

Disciplining ChristiansCorrection and Community in Augustine’s Letters

Disciplining Christians: Correction and Community in Augustine’s Letters

Jennifer V. Ebbeler

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195372564
eISBN:
9780199932122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372564.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

This book reconsiders several of Augustine's most well-known letter exchanges, including his famously controversial correspondence with Jerome and his efforts to engage his Donatist rivals in a ... More

The End of the Pagan CityReligion, Economy, and Urbanism in Late Antique North Africa

The End of the Pagan City: Religion, Economy, and Urbanism in Late Antique North Africa

Anna Leone

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199570928
eISBN:
9780191752292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570928.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

This book focuses primarily on the end of the pagan religious tradition and the dismantling of its material form in North Africa (modern Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya) from the fourth to the sixth ... More

English Mythography in its European Context, 1500-1650

English Mythography in its European Context, 1500-1650

Anna-Maria Hartmann

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198807704
eISBN:
9780191845529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807704.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Greco-Roman mythology and its reception are at the heart of the European Renaissance, and mythographies—texts that collected and explained ancient myths—were considered indispensable companions to ... More

FortunaDeity and Concept in Archaic and Republican Italy

Fortuna: Deity and Concept in Archaic and Republican Italy

Daniele Miano

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198786566
eISBN:
9780191828843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786566.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Religions

This book focuses on the Latin goddess Fortuna, one of the better known deities in ancient Italy. The earliest forms of her worship can be traced back to archaic Latium, and she was still a widely ... More

From Jupiter to ChristOn the History of Religion in the Roman Imperial Period

From Jupiter to Christ: On the History of Religion in the Roman Imperial Period

Jörg Rüpke

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198703723
eISBN:
9780191774065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703723.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

A history of the religion of the Roman imperial period is of fundamental importance for understanding the history of religion in Europe. It is also of great value for any history of religion. The ... More

Greek and Roman FestivalsContent, Meaning, and Practice

Greek and Roman Festivals: Content, Meaning, and Practice

J. Rasmus Brandt and Jon W. Iddeng (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199696093
eISBN:
9780191745744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696093.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Archaeology: Classical

Festivals were the heartbeat of Greek and Roman society, its social and political organization, and its institutions. They set the rhythm of the year, as laid down in a calendar, and through them ... More

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