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Portrayal of Gender and Our Perception of Intimacy with Saints

Daniela Paula Bartolome

In Christianity, saints are regarded as beings who serve as intermediaries between God and humanity. They hold a central position between holiness and relatability. A saint must have shown heroic virtue, have performed miracles, are worthy of imitation, and perhaps have suffered martyrdom (United States Conference of Catholic …

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Η θέση της γυναίκας στον δημόσιο και ιδιωτικό βίο του Βυζαντίου σε ένα ταξίδι 1123 ετών. Κάποια τυπικά παραδείγματα

Μαυροπούλου Αγγελική

Ιστορική Ερευνήτρια, Καθηγήτρια Β΄θμιας Εκπ/σης

ΠΕ02-Φιλόλογος & ΠΕ05-Γαλλικής Γλώσσας

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Περίληψη: Θα ήταν ελλιπής μια θεώρηση της εξελικτικής πορείας του Βυζαντίου χωρίς παράλληλη εξέταση της θέσης της γυναίκας. Στους 11 αιώνες διάρκειάς του η αντίληψη της γυναίκας ως όντος περιορισμένης …

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Mechanisms of Healing: An Analysis of Spiritual Healing in the Sufi Practice

Kate Stevens Harvard College Joint Concentration in Human Evolutionary Biology and the Comparative Study of Religions

Sufism is commonly regarded as the “spiritual realm” of Islam. This sect of Islam is often characterized by a particular focus on Islamic spirituality, asceticism, and esotericism. The ‘whirling dervishes’ are an example of this …

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From Obscurity to Sole Inhabitant

Alexander Krauzlis College Year in Athens Siena College alexanderkrauzlis@gmail.com

 

The history of Alexandria is one which often is wanting of archeological evidence, so chronicles become the main source of our understanding of Alexandrias past. This article will provide a narrative of the first Christians in Alexandria and in doing so, insight into …

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Intersections of Martyrdom and Gender

Blaike Cheramie

Scripps College Classical Languages and French Studies

Saint Perpetua is a well known figure, popularized for her unapologetic Christianity, famous for her powerful and still feminine display of agency within a male-centric society. Perpetua, a young Christian woman who had not even been baptized at the time …

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Farwell Pan: the Rise of Satan in Christian Imagery

Nicole Tubman

University of Southern California

Art and Art History

If someone were to describe to you a being, a man who is half man, half goat, with horns, hooves, a tail, and is bearded, probably the first thing you think of is an image of the …

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Christianity and “Romanitas” in Late Antique Visigoth Kingdoms

Joshua Anthony

Classics and Theology, University of Notre Dame, 2020

Ennodius’ biography of Saint Epiphanius illustrates very well some of the cultural elements accompanying the political transformation of Western Europe from Roman provinces to Germanic kingdoms, most notably the manner in which the legacy of a distinctly Christian Rome …

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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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Επιτύμβιο μικρού γουρουνιού που σκοτώθηκε τη ρωμαϊκή εποχή σε τροχαίο στην Εγνατία

Κωνσταντίνος Λαγός

Ιστορικός – Συγγραφέας

“ΧΟΙΡΟC O ΠACI ΦΙΛΟC TETΡΑΠΟΥC ΝΕΟC ΕΝΘΑΔΕ ΚΕΙΜΑΙ…..”

ΕΠΙΤΥΜΒΙΟ ΜΙΚΡΟΥ ΓΟΥΡΟΥΝΙΟΥ ΠΟΥ ΣΚΟΤΩΘΗΚΕ ΤΗ ΡΩΜΑΪΚΗ ΕΠΟΧΗ ΣΕ ΤΡΟΧΑΙΟ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΓΝΑΤΙΑ!

Τον 2ο ή 3ο αιώνα μ.Χ. στην Έδεσσα της Ημαθίας φιλοτεχνήθηκε μια επιτύμβια στήλη που απεικόνιζε μία …

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