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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
... individual's spiritual status. The article draws on theories of sacrifice's structure and function, in conjunction with close analysis of rabbinic texts that relate suffering to sacrifice. The pericope at the core of the article's argument demonstrates a strikingly technical approach to the human experience of...
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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
... positions women as scapegoats for male violence. For example, the war between Messena and Sparta began, according to Orosius, when young women of Sparta were “spurned at a solemn Messenian sacrifice” ( propter spretas virgines suas in solemni Messeniorum sacrificio) . 61 The insult to their daughters...
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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
... targeted at an elite audience. Kay Ehling has argued that we should see Nepotian's usurpation as a revolt against the city's pro-pagan policies, with Christian senators supporting a Christian emperor. The Codex Theodosianus does indeed indicate that Magnentius had permitted nightly sacrifices, which were...
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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
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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
... Finally, the bodies of the Christian clergy were unable to offer the sacrifice of the Eucharist due to the carceral geography of the mines. Cyprian employed this imagined reality by claiming that the incarcerated Christian body in the mines becomes itself a living sacrifice ( hostiam vivam ; citing Rom...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 32128–191 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.2.128
Published: 01 June 2019
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 311–3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.1.1
Published: 01 March 2019
... aspect of theodicy, “Suffering and Sacrifice” contends that the text's technical approach to even mild physical discomfort speaks to its soteriological function. Like Münz-Manor and Arentzen, Wolf finds that the late ancient body's experiences are inextricably linked to the state of the inner person...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 3136–55 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.1.36
Published: 01 March 2019
... [forthcoming].) 8. Ophir Münz-Manor, “Narrating Salvation—Verbal Sacrifices in Late Antique Liturgical Poetry,” in Jews, Christians, and the Roman Empire : The Poetics of Power Late Antiquity , ed. A. Y. Reed and N. Dohrmann (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press 2013), 154–66, 315–19. 9...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 3177–113 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.1.77
Published: 01 March 2019
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2018; 22252–255 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2018.2.2.252
Published: 01 May 2018
... that Christians were “mistaken” when they depicted pagan sacrifices inaccurately instead of seeing their misrepresentations as part of their argumentative strategy to vilify their opponents (page 108). All of these quibbles, however, do not detract from the overall value of the volume; in fact, the...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2018; 22180–214 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2018.2.2.180
Published: 01 May 2018
... corona , 30; cf. Cyril, Catecheses 13 for this practice being common much later), performed the same church sacraments, and gave the same sacrifice: Tertullian, Adversus Marcionem 3.22.7; cf. the account of Valentinian baptism being similar to so-called orthodox practice in Irenaeus, Adversus...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2017; 14416–419 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2017.1.4.416
Published: 01 December 2017
... she was “uniquely willing to accept the harsh sacrifices her career demanded of her” (155). But Hypatia's situation was unique because her father was the mathematician and astronomer Theon, from whom she received her education; choosing not to get married and not to have sex meant that she was able to...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2017; 13318–321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2017.1.3.318
Published: 01 September 2017
... Yue group] had honored the spirits and thus lived to the age of 160…The [Han] emperor ordered the shamans of Yue to set up a place for Yue sacrifices…the emperor trusted them[;] this is the beginning of the Yue sacrifices and chicken divinations.” 5 Though ostensibly “barbarian,” Yue magic and...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2017; 13311–314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2017.1.3.311
Published: 01 September 2017
... hand over her staff to her son, and unity will prevail as Menahem, Nehemiah, and Elijah preside over the general resurrection. Finally, Menhaem will slay Armilos, God himself will participate in battle alongside the other heroes, sacrifices will resume, and a heavenly temple will descend to earth...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2017; 12116–118 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2017.1.2.220
Published: 01 June 2017
... the role of “sacred scent” in the religions of late antiquity and the Islamic world. The book's scope is highly ambitious, ranging from the role of incense in Roman sacrifice to the spice-infused purity rituals prescribed by medieval Islamic jurists. As the author herself emphasizes, comparisons on...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2017; 12150–172 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2017.1.2.150
Published: 01 June 2017
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2017; 1138–64 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2017.1.1.38
Published: 01 February 2017
... during the trial of the ex-governor Hymetius for embezzlement and nefarious sacrifices, Hymetius’ papers were seized from his house, including a document in which he criticized the greed and cruelty of Valentinian I (364–375), traits which Ammianus too would highlight in his account of the reign. The...