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Journal: Studies in Late Antiquity
Studies in Late Antiquity (2018) 2 (4): 464–490.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Jared Secord In this article, I propose a new way of interpreting athletic metaphors in early Christian literature. I argue that the metaphorical figure of the athlete would have evoked for ancient readers not simply the ideas of competitive struggle, but also the idea of sexual abstinence...