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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“Nor She Is Mine”: Thecla’s longing for and independence from the apostle Paul in their Acts 

Jessica Wu

Classics student at Mount Holyoke College


The Apocryphal Acts of Paul and Thecla, a part of the Apocryphal Acts of Paul but also a text sometimes circulated independently, is a popular account of the life of Thecla composed in the second half of …

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How to Identify an Early Christian Burial in Athens, Greece

Tori Rigsby

Post-Baccalaureate Student at the College Year in Athens,

Graduate of the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

It is easy to assume that most of what is understood about the past stems from literary sources and material culture. However, the dead and their form of …

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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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Τιμητική εκδήλωση για τον Δημήτρη Κυρτάτα – παρουσίαση συλλογικού τόμου

Post Augustum. Τιμητικός τόμος αφιερωμένος στον Δημήτρη Ι. Κυρτάτα, Δ. Ιωσήφ – Σ. Παρασκευαΐδης, Π. Παρθένης (επιμ.), εκδόσεις Ηρόδοτος, Αθήνα 2023.

Ο τιμητικός τόμος περιλαμβάνει μια συλλογή μελετών αφιερωμένων στον ομότιμο καθηγητή αρχαίας ιστορίας Δημήτρη Ι. Κυρτάτα, με αφορμή την αφυπηρέτησή του από το ελληνικό πανεπιστήμιο. Οργανώθηκε από το επιστημονικό περιοδικό …

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