Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200 (Oxford Classical Monographs)

During this examine of the ritual of animal sacrifice in historical Greek faith, Judaism, and Christianity within the interval among a hundred BC and advert 2 hundred, Maria-Zoe Petropoulou explores the attitudes of early Christians in the direction of the realities of sacrifice within the Greek East and within the Jerusalem Temple (up to advert 70). opposite to different experiences during this zone, she demonstrates that the method during which Christianity eventually separated its personal cultic code from the powerful culture of animal sacrifice used to be a sluggish and hard one. Petropoulou locations distinct emphasis at the indisputable fact that Christians gave thoroughly new meanings to the time period `sacrifice'. She additionally explores the query why, if animal sacrifice was once of leading value within the jap Mediterranean at the present, Christians should still eventually have rejected it.

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A Philosophical Commentary on the Politics of Aristotle

By Peter L. Phillips Simpson

The Politics, Aristotle's vintage paintings at the nature of political neighborhood, has been a touchstone of Western debates approximately society and executive. during this quantity, Peter Simpson provides an entire philosophical remark at the Politics, an research of the logical constitution of the whole textual content and every of its constitutive arguments and conclusions. in contrast to different modern works at the Politics, Simpson's philosophical observation isn't really, shop by the way, a dialogue of philological and old questions, a speculative elaboration of Aristotle's arguments, or a comparability of the philosopher's rules with these of different historical and glossy theorists. Such remedies, argues Simpson, needs to be grounded in an intensive knowing of the philosophical content material of the work--a element that underscores the necessity for this thorough and actual research. Keyed to the traditional Greek textual content in addition to to Simpson's personal leading edge translation of it (UNC Press, 1997), this e-book will stand as a useful remark at the philosophical argument within the Politics and may function a valid foundation for destiny examine of Aristotle's political idea.

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The Jewish Dialogue with Greece and Rome: Studies in Cultural and Social Interaction

This quantity contains twenty-seven interdisciplinary essays written by way of Tessa Rajak, a widely known pupil, on features of Judaism within the Greco-Roman global. The essays derive from the author's long-standing pursuits within the research of texts as records of cultural and spiritual interplay, and in how Jewish groups have been woven into the social cloth of Greek towns within the Hellenistic and Roman East. The publication is split into 4 sections: Greeks and Jews, Josephus, The Jewish Diaspora and Epigraphy, and an epilogue, which addresses smooth makes use of and abuses of the Greek-Jewish polarity as exemplified through 3 nineteenth-century writers. students and scholars from a wide selection of backgrounds will profit. This e-book has additionally been released in hardback, please click on right here for information.

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A Commentary on Thucydides, Volume 1: Books I - III

By Simon Hornblower

This is often the 1st quantity of a two-volume historic and literary observation at the 8 books of Thucydides, the good fifth-century B.C. historian of the Peloponnesian battle among Athens and Sparta. Exploring either the historic and literary facets of the paintings, this observation offers translations of each passage or word of Greek commented on and permits readers with little wisdom of the language to understand the element of Thucydides' paintings. Making available the element of Thucydides' proposal and material, this is often the 1st whole statement written by means of a unmarried writer this century.

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The End of Dialogue in Antiquity

'Dialogue' was once invented as a written shape in democratic Athens and made a celebrated and well known literary and philosophical type by way of Plato. but it virtually thoroughly disappeared within the Christian empire of past due antiquity. This e-book, a basic and systematic examine of the style in antiquity, asks: who wrote dialogues and why? Why did discussion now not allure writers within the later interval within the related manner? Investigating discussion is going to the guts of the imperative problems with strength, authority, openness and playfulness in altering cultural contexts. This booklet analyses the connection among literary shape and cultural authority in a brand new and interesting approach, and encourages nearer mirrored image in regards to the objective of discussion in its wider social, cultural and non secular contexts in state-of-the-art global.

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Cosmology and the Polis: The Social Construction of Space and Time in the Tragedies of Aeschylus

By Richard Seaford

This e-book additional develops Professor Seaford's leading edge paintings at the examine of formality and funds within the constructing Greek polis. It employs the concept that of the chronotope, which refers back to the phenomenon wherein the spatial and temporal frameworks particular or implicit in a textual content have an identical constitution and uncovers quite a few such chronotopes within the Homeric Hymn to Demeter and particularly the tragedies of Aeschylus. Mikhail Bakhtin's pioneering use of the chronotope used to be in literary research. This learn against this derives the range of chronotopes take place in Greek texts from the range of socially integrative practices within the constructing polis - significantly reciprocity, collective ritual, and monetised trade. specifically, the tragedies of Aeschylus embodies the reassuring absorption of the recent and dangerous monetised chronotope into the normal chronotope that arises from collective ritual with its aetiological delusion.

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Being Greek under Rome: Cultural Identity, the Second Sophistic and the Development of Empire

Those specifically commissioned essays open up a desirable and novel standpoint on a vital period of Western tradition. within the moment century CE the Roman empire ruled the Mediterranean, yet Greek tradition maintained its large status. even as, Christianity and Judaism have been vying for fans opposed to the lures of such an elite cultural lifestyles. This e-book seems to be at how writers in Greek from all parts of Empire society answered to their political place, to highbrow authority, to non secular and social pressures.

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A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities

A better half to Greek and Roman Sexualities offers a finished number of unique essays on the subject of facets of gender and sexuality within the classical world.

  • Views a number of the practices and discursive contexts of sexuality systematically and holistically
  • Discusses Greece and Rome in every one bankruptcy, with sensitivity to the continuities and alterations among the 2 classical civilizations
  • Addresses the classical impact at the realizing of later a long time and religion
  • Covers creative and literary genres, a number of social environments of sexual behavior, and the technical disciplines of drugs, magic, physiognomy, and dream interpretation
  • Features contributions from greater than forty most sensible overseas scholars

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