Category: Νεες Κυκλοφορίες

The Tradition of Hermes Trismegistus

Christian H. Bull, The Tradition of Hermes Trismegistus. The Egyptian Priestly Figure as a Teacher of Hellenized Wisdom, Brill, Leiden  2018.

In The Tradition of Hermes Trismegistus, Christian H. Bull argues that the treatises attributed to Hermes Trismegistus reflect the spiritual exercises and ritual practices of loosely organized brotherhoods in Egypt. These small …

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In the Orbit of Love: Affection in Ancient Greece and Rome

David Konstan, In the Orbit of Love: Affection in Ancient Greece and Rome, Oxford University Press, New York 2018.

 

This book is about love in the classical world – not erotic passion but the kind of love that binds together intimate members of a family and very close friends, but which may …

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Le Tribunal de L’Héliée: Justice et Politique Dans l’Athènes du VIe Au IVe Siècles Avant J. -C.

Alexandra K. Bartzoka, Le Tribunal de L’Héliée: Justice et Politique Dans l’Athènes du VIe Au IVe Siècles Avant J. -C., Peter Lang, 2018.

Le tribunal de l’Héliée est une des institutions les plus importantes de la démocratie athénienne aux Ve et IVe siècles avant J.-C. Au début de chaque année, six …

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Open Access Monograph Series: Berlin Studies of the Ancient World

The book series “Berlin Studies of the Ancient World”, issued by the Excellence Cluster Topoi, brings together contributions from all fields of classical studies, from pre- and early history and classical archeology to ancient philosophy, theory of science and theology. Monographs and volumes which present the research results of the Excellence Cluster Topoi form …

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At the Temple Gates: The Religion of Freelance Experts in the Roman Empire

 Heidi Wendt, At the Temple Gates: The Religion of Freelance Experts in the Roman Empire,  Oxford University Press, New York, 2016. This book examines evidence for varieties of self-authorized or “freelance” religious experts in the first two centuries of the Roman Empire. Whereas the figures in question tend to be studied separately on the basis …

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The Apology of Justin Martyr

David E. Nyström, The Apology of Justin Martyr: Literary Strategies and the Defence of Christianity, Mohr Siebeck, 2018. In his Apologia pro Christianis, Justin Martyr uses some major apologetic strategies to defend and promote Christianity. These are here identified as the ‘logos doctrine’, the ‘theft theory’, the ‘proof from prophecy’ and the demonological arguments. David …

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A New Reconstruction of the Text of 2 Corinthians in Pelagius’ Commentary on the Pauline Epistles

Wilbert P. Stelzer, A New Reconstruction of the Text of 2 Corinthians in Pelagius’ Commentary on the Pauline Epistles, Gorgias Press, 2018.

What sort of Latin biblical text did Pelagius have when he wrote his commentary on the Pauline Epistles? Did he use an Old Latin text, a Vulgate text, or some combination …

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Tertullian and the Unborn Child: Christian and Pagan Attitudes in Historical Perspective

Julian Barr, Tertullian and the Unborn Child: Christian and Pagan Attitudes in Historical Perspective, Routledge, London 2017.

Tertullian of Carthage was the earliest Christian writer to argue against abortion at length, and the first surviving Latin author to consider the unborn child in detail. This book is the first comprehensive analysis …

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Regulating Sex in the Roman Empire: Ideology, the Bible, and the early Christians

David Wheeler-Reed, Regulating Sex in the Roman Empire: Ideology, the Bible, and the early Christians,Yale University Press, New Haven – London,  2017. A New Testament scholar challenges the belief that American family values are based on “Judeo-Christian” norms by drawing unexpected comparisons between ancient Christian theories and modern discourses. Challenging the long-held assumption that American …

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The Cross: History, Art, and Controversy

Robin M. Jensen, The Cross: History, Art, and Controversy, Harvard University Press, Cambridge – London, 2017.

The cross stirs intense feelings among Christians as well as non-Christians. Robin Jensen takes readers on an intellectual and spiritual journey through the two-thousand-year evolution of the cross as an idea and an artifact, illuminating the controversies—along …

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