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Title Philostratus's Heroikos : religion and cultural identity in the third century C.E. / edited by Ellen Bradshaw Aitken, Jennifer K. Berenson Maclean.
Imprint Atlanta : Society of Biblical Literature, 2004.

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Series Writings from the Greco-Roman world ; no. 6.
Writings from the Greco-Roman world ; v. 6.
Subject Philostratus, the Athenian, active 2nd century-3rd century. Heroicus.
Protesilaus (Mythological character)
Dialogues, Greek -- History and criticism.
Civilization, Greco-Roman, in literature.
Trojan War -- Literature and the war.
Christianity and literature -- Rome.
Religion and literature -- Rome.
Religion in literature.
Heroes in literature.
Alt Name Maclean, Jennifer K. Berenson, 1963-
Aitken, Ellen Bradshaw, 1961-2014.
Description 1 online resource (xxxiv, 408 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-368) and indexes.
Note Print version record.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Contents -- Acknowledgments vii -- Abbreviations ix -- Contributors xiii -- Introduction xvi -- Concerning Transliteration xl -- I. Protesilaos: The Witness of the Heroes -- Singing Heroes-The Poetics of Hero Cult in the Heroikos, by Corinne Ondine Pache 2 -- Hero Worship and Christian Beliefs: Observations from the History of Religion on Philostratus's Heroikos, by Hans Dieter Betz 35 -- Illuminating the Classics with the Heroes of Philostratus, by Casey Du and Gregory Nagy 68 -- Apollonius of Tyana, Hero and Holy Man, by Christopher Jones 104 -- Transferring the Cults of Heroes in Ancient Greece: A Political and Religious Act, by Alain Blomart 118 -- Jason, Hypsipyle, and New Fire at Lemnos: A Study in Myth and Ritual, by Walter Burkert 143 -- II. The Vinedresser: Strategies for the Construction of Culture -- Refuting Homer in the Heroikos of Philostratus, by Francesca Mestre 183 -- Living in the Past: Allusive Narratives & Elusive Authorities in the World of the Heroikos, by Jeffrey Rusten 204 -- Material Witness: An Archaeological Context for the Heroikos, by Susan E. Alcock 231 -- Philostratus's Heroikos and Early Christianity: Heroes, Saints, and Martyrs, by Jackson P. Hershbell 245 -- The Heroikos and Popular Christianity in the Third Century C.E., by James C. Skedros 263 -- Jesus as Cult Hero in the Fourth Gospel, by Jennifer K. Berenson Maclean 281 -- III. The Phoenician: Hellenes and Foreigners -- Philostratus's Heroikos and the Regions of the Northern Aegean, by Simone Follet 318 -- The Harvest of Wisdom: Landscape, Description, and Identity in the Heroikos, by Tim Whitmarsh 343 -- The ai]noi of the Heroikos and the Unfolding Transformation of the Phoenician Merchant, by Jennifer K. Berenson Maclean 362 -- Why a Phoenician?: A Proposal for the Historical Occasion for the Heroikos, by Ellen Bradshaw Aitken 383 -- The Reception of the Hellenic Past Under the Late Severans and Its Impact Upon Late Arsacid and Early Sasanian Political Ideologies, by M. Rahim Shayegan 410 -- Beyond the Euphrates in Severan Times: Mani, Bar Daysan, and the Struggle for Allegiance on the Syrian Frontier, by Sidney H. Griffith 460 -- Bibliography 486 -- Index of Ancient Writings ## -- Subject Index ##
Note English.
ISBN 1589830911 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9781589830912 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 558442925
Additional Format Print version: Philostratus's Heroikos. Atlanta : Society of Biblical Literature, 2004 1589830911 (DLC) 2004016062 (OCoLC)55982396.


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