Category: New editions

Scott Fitzgerald Johnson, Literary Territories: Cartographical Thinking in Late Antiquity

Scott Fitzgerald Johnson, Literary Territories: Cartographical Thinking in Late Antiquity, Oxford University Press, New York 2016.

Literary Territories introduces readers to a wide range of literature from 200-900 CE in which geography is a defining principle of literary art. From accounts of Holy Land pilgrimage, to Roman mapmaking, to the systematization of Ptolemy’s …

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Kyle A. Schenkewitz, Dorotheos of Gaza and the Discourse of Healing in Gazan Monasticism

Kyle A. Schenkewitz, Dorotheos of Gaza and the Discourse of Healing in Gazan Monasticism, Peter Lang Publishing, New York 2015.

Serving as a dynamic figure in the monastic school, Dorotheos of Gaza transformed the traditional understanding of healing in the spiritual life. Gazan monastic teachers, Isaiah of Scetis, Barsanuphius, John, and Dorotheos, utilized …

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Stephen J. Shoemaker, Mary in Early Christian Faith and Devotion

Stephen J. Shoemaker, Mary in Early Christian Faith and Devotion, Yale University Press, New Have & London, 2015.

For the first time a noted historian of Christianity explores the full story of the emergence and development of the Marian cult in the early Christian centuries. The means by which Mary, mother of Jesus, …

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T. J. Wray, Good Girls, Bad Girls of the New Testament: Their Enduring Lessons

T. J. Wray, Good Girls, Bad Girls of the New Testament: Their Enduring Lessons, Rowman and Littlefield, Lanham, Maryland 2016.

Good Girls, Bad Girls of the New Testament takes readers on a powerful journey through the vast landscape of Roman-occupied Judea during the first century and the genesis of Christianity. This landscape serves …

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Παναγιώτης Καμπάνης, ΦΥΛΑΞ – Τα φυλακτά της ύστερης αρχαιότητας

Παναγιώτης Καμπάνης, ΦΥΛΑΞ – Τα φυλακτά της ύστερης αρχαιότητας, εκδ. Γράφημα, Θεσσαλονίκη 2017.

Εθνικοί και χριστιανοί θεωρούσαν τα φυλαχτά ως αντικείμενα προικισμένα με υπερφυσική δύναμη, χάρη στην οποία εξουδετέρωναν όλες τις συμφορές που προκαλούσαν στην ανθρώπινη ζωή οι δαίμονες του κακού. Για να ανακαλύψουμε το βαθύτερο νόημα ενός φυλαχτού χρειάζεται να εισχωρήσουμε στα …

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Κώστας Μπουραζέλης, Οι τρόφιμοι της λύκαινας

Κώστας Μπουραζέλης, Οι τρόφιμοι της λύκαινας, Μορφωτικό Ίδρυμα Εθνικής Τραπέζης, Αθήνα 2017.

Η παράδοση πολιτικού ρεαλισμού και προσαρμοστικότητας της Ρώμης έθετε το imperium πάνω από την κοιτίδα του, την urbs. Η έννοια και η πραγμάτωση του imperium συνέδεσε σε μια νέα ενότητα urbs και orbis, για να θυμηθούμε τη γνωστή ρήση του Γαλάτη Ρωμαίου …

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Pieter d’Hoine and Marije Martijn (ed.), All From One: A Guide to Proclus

Pieter d’Hoine and Marije Martijn (ed.), All From One: A Guide to Proclus, Oxford University Press, New York, 2017.

 

Proclus (412-485 A.D.) was one of the last official ‘successors’ of Plato at the head of the Academy in Athens at the end of Antiquity, before the school was finally …

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Γαληνός, Για την αποφυγή της λύπης

Γαληνός, Για την αποφυγή της λύπης, μετάφραση – σχόλια Παρασκευή Κοτζιά, εκδ. Θύραθεν, Θεσσαλονίκη 2016. Το χαμένο έργο Περὶ ἀλυπίας του Γαληνού ανακαλύφθηκε μόλις πριν λίγα χρόνια, το 2005, στη Θεσσαλονίκη, στη Μο­νή Βλατάδων, από τον νεαρό Γάλλο ερευνητή Antoine Pietro­belli, που έτυχε να εργάζεται εκεί.

Το θέμα του Γαληνού είναι η αποφυγή …

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Michael Herren, The Anatomy of Myth: The Art of Interpretation from the Presocratics to the Church Fathers

 Michael Herren, The Anatomy of Myth: The Art of Interpretation from the Presocratics to the Church Fathers, Oxford University Press, New York, 2017

The Anatomy of Myth is a comprehensive study of the different methods of interpreting myths developed by the Greeks, adopted by the Romans, and eventually passed to Jewish and Christian interpreters of …

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