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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2018; 24464–490 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2018.2.4.464
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, a...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 3156–76 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.1.56
Published: 01 March 2019
... still understood to bear indisputable soteriological import. Physical suffering in the Talmud is thus open for interpretation, yielding information about the status of the sufferer's spiritual self. Human suffering is viewed as religiously desirable in both late rabbinic and early Christian literatures...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2018; 2140–83 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2018.2.1.40
Published: 01 March 2018
... further bibliography, see Joseph G. Mueller, “The Ancient Church Order Literature: Genre or Tradition?” Journal of Early Christian Studies 15 (2007): 337–80. 7. For some of the earlier studies, see Eduard Schwartz, “Die Kanonessammlungen der alten Reichskirche,” Zeitschrift der Savigny Stiftung...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2020; 42228–235 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2020.4.2.228
Published: 01 June 2020
... that allows Moralee, who has published extensively on the history of early Christian materiality, to follow the hill into a phase when its earlier significance as a site of pagan temples and the telos of imperial processions gave way to an equally busy but decidedly different rhythm, one punctuated...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2020; 42185–202 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2020.4.2.185
Published: 01 June 2020
... ‘Differential Networks’: Relic and Other Fragments in Late Antiquity,” Journal of Early Christian Studies 6, no. 1 (Spring 1998): 113–138. 33. Coll . 12.4: Incendiarii, qui quid in oppido praedandi causa faciunt, facile capite puniuntur. 34. Coll . 12.5: Incendariis lex quidem Cornelia aqua et...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2020; 42203–227 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2020.4.2.203
Published: 01 June 2020
...–164; P. de Souza, “ Parta Victoriis Pax : Roman Emperors as Peacemakers,” in War and Peace in Ancient and Medieval History , ed. P. de Souza and J. France (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), 76–106. 16. I. J. Elmer and W. Mayer, “Reading Men and Women in the Early Christian...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2020; 42153–184 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2020.4.2.153
Published: 01 June 2020
... Authority in Gregory of Tours' Life of the Fathers ,” in World of Gregory of Tours , 281–94. 15. On specifically Christian adaptations to the Latin literary heritage, Catherine M. Chin, Grammar and Christianity in the Late Roman World (Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania, 2008); on the...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2020; 4176–113 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2020.4.1.76
Published: 01 March 2020
... theologian and New Testament scholar Rudolf Bultmann. 35 In this regard, Bultmann's theology can be regarded as an extreme, for not only did it focus on the religion of the individual but also, through an endorsement of the early Christian claims to universalism and otherworldliness, explicitly advocated...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2020; 41133–136 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2020.4.1.133
Published: 01 March 2020
..., contrary to one widespread view. Shoemaker illustrates an apocalyptic tradition in which a succession of past empires is expected to lead to a final, eternal empire presided over by an eschatological king. Chapter 2 carries the survey of apocalyptic literature through Christian texts of Late Antiquity. It...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2020; 41136–141 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2020.4.1.136
Published: 01 March 2020
... represent the Life 's picture of Christian paideia in the target language and for a new environment, seeking in the vocabulary they choose to use “a clue to the reception and appropriation of early Egyptian monasticism throughout the Roman Empire” (52). Andreas Westergren examines the vocabulary of...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2020; 41142–146 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2020.4.1.142
Published: 01 March 2020
...Susanna Elm Sabine R. Huebner and Christian Laes , ed., The Single Life in the Roman and Later Roman World . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2019 . 434 pp. ISBN 9781108470170 . $130.00 . © 2020 by the Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. Please...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2020; 414–43 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2020.4.1.4
Published: 01 March 2020
... resemblance to the first Christian emperor and his heirs, but also by the evolution of his titulature. On the early coins with the bare-headed portrait, Nepotian styled himself FL(AVIVS) POP(ILIVS) NEPOTIANVS P(IVS) F(ELIX) AVG(VSTVS), but this was soon replaced by D(OMINVS) N(OSTER) IVLIVS NEPOTIANVS P(IVS...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2020; 41114–132 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2020.4.1.114
Published: 01 March 2020
... ceremony or as secure evidence that marriage poems were still sung at Carthage in the sixth century. However, at least within the realms of literature, it seems, the idea of a culturally defined Romanness untouched by either Christianity or Germans not only persisted among the African-Roman gentry, but was...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2020; 4144–75 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2020.4.1.44
Published: 01 March 2020
... been interpreted as housing for pilgrims, possibly built in the early 6 th century when pilgrimage inspired by stylitism flourished in this area. 68 A probable monastery building and xenodocheion for pilgrims was situated 70 m from the small Christian village of Ḥorvat Zikhrin (Israel), close to...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 34635–639 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.4.635
Published: 01 December 2019
... charts the history of this macroform from the later strands of the Hebrew Bible until Jewish literature of Late Antiquity, noting also the form's function in some Christian texts. Novick maps the macroform's various subgenres, and develops a vocabulary through which to discuss their employment in...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 34547–580 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.4.547
Published: 01 December 2019
... forward in the field, yet much work on the cultural history of incarceration in Antiquity remains to be done. As I shall show, early Christian sources (such as Cyprian's letters) are useful to address the cultural history of the real-and-imagined carceral practices and geographies. Read in the...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 34631–635 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.4.631
Published: 01 December 2019
... in focus. Stefan Esders explores the shared heritage of seventh-century Merovingian bishops who, by imagining the world in a Christian Roman framework, were never as isolated as is often believed. Lawrence Nees's “Merovingian Illuminated Manuscripts and their Links with the Eastern Mediterranean...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 34475–507 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.4.475
Published: 01 December 2019
... discussion. Given that students have almost no background in Classics, ancient history, or early Christianity, I provide considerable structure for class discussions. I have developed detailed reading and discussion guides for various topics, such as Galen's On the Passions of the Soul , literary...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 34581–625 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.4.581
Published: 01 December 2019
... , who oversaw the diocese that included the entire Iberian Peninsula and Mauretania Tingitana, a province located in modern-day Morocco. 10 As the Christian church expanded its administrative structures to follow those of the Roman government, Mérida also rose to become a prominent church center. The...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 33337–368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.3.337
Published: 01 September 2019
... permission to photocopy or reproduce article content through the University of California Press's Reprints and Permissions web page, http://sla.ucpress.edu/content/permissions . 2019 Exile Networks Early Christian Literature Authority Persecution NOTES 1. Hilary, In Constantium 7...