Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Mutations of Hellenism in Late Antiquity - Variorum Collected Studies (Hardback)
  • Mutations of Hellenism in Late Antiquity - Variorum Collected Studies (Hardback)
zoom

Mutations of Hellenism in Late Antiquity - Variorum Collected Studies (Hardback)

(author)
£115.00
Hardback 394 Pages / Published: 28/08/2015
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
The 21 studies in this volume, which deal with issues of social and intellectual history, religion and historical methodology, explore the ways whereby over the course of a few hundred years -roughly between the second and the fifth centuries A.D.- an anthropocentric culture mutated into a theocentric one. Rather than underlining the differences between a revamped paganism and the emergent Christian traditions, the essays in the volume focus on the processes of osmosis, interaction and acculturation, which shaped the change in priorities among the newly created textual communities that were spreading across the entire breadth of the late antique oecumene. The main issues considered in this connection include the phenomena of textuality and holy scripture, canonicity and exclusion, truth and error, prophecy and tradition, authority and challenge, faith and salvation, holy places and holy men, in the context of the construction of new orthodox readings of the Greek philosophical heritage. Moreover the volume suggests that intolerant attitudes, which form a characteristic trait of monotheisms, were not an exclusive preserve of Christianity (as the Enlightenment tradition would insist), but were progressively espoused by pagan philosophers and divine men as part of the theory and practice of Hellenism's theological koine. Efforts to establish the monopoly of a revealed truth against any rival claims were transversal to the textual communities which emerged in late antiquity and remodelled the intellectual and spiritual landscape of the Greater Mediterranean.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781472443663
Number of pages: 394
Weight: 988 g
Dimensions: 244 x 169 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

`Athanassiadi remains a significant and engaging interlocutor in the conversations on Late Antiquity and its pagan holy men' - The Classical Journal, 2016.05.05

You may also be interested in...

The Inheritance of Rome
Added to basket
The Peloponnesian War
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Peloponnesian War
Added to basket
The Egyptian Myths
Added to basket
The Oxford History of the Roman World
Added to basket
A History of Ancient Egypt
Added to basket
Augustus
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Britain BC
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Classical World
Added to basket
The Spartans
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt
Added to basket
The Conquest of Gaul
Added to basket
Rubicon
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
History of the Peloponnesian War
Added to basket
The Histories
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.