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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...