Post Augustum

Welcome to Post Augustum, a web site on the history of the Mediterranean world during the first Christian centuries, run by a team of historians who specialize in the period. The site aims to provide a constant update with articles, research, book reviews, news both from the Greek and international academia, and quotes of original sources. Post Augustum Journal publishes high quality original articles, either in Greek or in English.

 

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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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“Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord.” Oil Massages and early Christian ascetics and monks

Dr Despina Iosif

In Achilleas Tatius’ Leucippe and Kleitophon 4.9-17, written in the third quarter of the second century AD, a story that allows us a wonderful glimpse of how illness could be approached in the Graeco-Roman world is preserved. The beautiful protagonist Leucippe faces at some point something we would …

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“No one has disgraced my virgin body.”[1] Virginity tests and early Christian ascetics and monks

Dr Despina Iosif

‘If there is a virginity test, I will take it’, the protagonist Leukippe in the Achilleas Tatius’ novel Leucippe and Clitophon, written in the third quarter of the second century, declared to her mother who refused since she wished to avoid all the gossip and attention this would …

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Links to online booksfor the study of Greek and Roman Classics, early Judaism and Christianity

CLASSICSINDEX  Links to Online Books (Google Books, Archive.org, etc.) FOR THE STUDY OF GREEK AND ROMAN CLASSICS, EARLY JUDAISM, AND CHRISTIANITY

 

General Classics Resources Palaeography and Manuscripts Ancient Greece: Language and Literature Ancient Rome: Latin Language and Literature Mythology  Bible [Hebrew : LXX : NT : Latin] Judaism [2nd Temple : Rabbinic] Early Christianity …

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