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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
...Sarah Wolf This article offers the argument that suffering ( yisurin ) in the Babylonian Talmud functions as a locus for the relationship between God and rabbinic Jews. Scholars of rabbinic martyrdom and asceticism have tended to claim that the Talmud's positive portrayal of suffering is a...
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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
... unnaturally large seagulls have moved in, feasting daily on the stray rubbish—as they say, every crisis is also an opportunity. Roma fa schifo , indeed. Lots of cities, of course, suffer from inadequate trash removal services and the sanitary pressures created by hordes of tourists. But the idea that...
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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
... atque obscena fames) . 68 Combined with the abduction of the Sabine women, this presents an image of Rome's founder suffering from insatiable greed, in keeping with the traditional portrayal of the tyrant. The treatment of women as evidence of tyranny is also evident in Orosius' recount of the...
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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
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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
... monk Stageirios (380 ca.), 84 said to suffer from ἀθυμία, literally meaning “lack of spirit” and likely to be some sort of depression. 85 Although the bishop seems initially willing to acknowledge that the malady must be due to demonic harassment, 86 there is yet another more fundamental...
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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
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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
... suffering within the body, within society, and within the cosmos; frequently in antiquity accounts of suffering engage more than one level of experience. Hahn also notes the importance of attending to the roles or behaviors expected of the sick, of the healthy, and of healers, as well as the ways that...
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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
... left the convict suffering out of sight, removed from the community. In both, incarceration was a form of disappearance. Labor in the mines, unlike public labor in one's city ( opus publicum ), often involved transport. 31 Not all provinces had mines, but most did and those that did not have...
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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
.... 2.11 (CCSL 9:109). 86. Eus. Verc. Ep. 2.10 (CCSL 9:109). 87. For some interpretations that regard Eusebius’ account of his sufferings as essentially reliable, see D. H. Williams, Ambrose of Milan and the End of the Arian-Nicene Conflicts (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995), 60...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 33331–336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.3.331
Published: 01 September 2019
... employed to suppress religious dissidence during Late Antiquity, fostering unprecedented collaboration between, but also struggle over, imperial and ecclesiastical legal spheres. Those who suffered exile—either as banishment proper or as flight from arrest—connected their experience to specific Christian...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 33436–471 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.3.436
Published: 01 September 2019
..., post-Chalcedonian literature emphasizes the desert Mountain and its caves as a place of refuge. This theme probably coincided with periods of real retreat, which were validated in their literary representation by the suffering of earlier martyrs and exiles commemorated in Hebrews. Nowhere are post...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 32294–297 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.2.294
Published: 01 June 2019
... rhetoric of suffering is essential in the perseverance of true (anti-Chalcedonian) Christians in the face of conflict. Yet, when we are told (p. 88) that suffering caused by natural disasters and disease plays a greater role in John's narrative, one has to ask what this has to do with conflict, unless such...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 32192–211 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.2.192
Published: 01 June 2019
... who were walking contemptuously and exalting themselves above their neighbors by their riches, so that they might feel suffering” (Overbeck 175, 5–8; translation adapted from Stewards of the Poor , 78). Later accounts from sources less partial to Rabbula address the bishop's penchant for violence...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 32251–293 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.2.251
Published: 01 June 2019
... no literary tradition of men trying to break into convents, or suffering horrible punishments, as there is for women (p.193). 70. Eastmond (“Body vs. Column”), 87–100 discusses the unusual survival of the cult of the column over the cult of the body and the relationship between column-worship...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 32212–250 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.2.212
Published: 01 June 2019
.... Vismara, eds., Per Gabriella. Studi in ricordo di Gabriella Braga (Cassino: Università degli studi di Cassino e del Lazio meridionale, 2013), 1843–1892 at 1860–62, while clearly congenially disposed, suggests that samples may have suffered from pollution. This indicates she is confusing radiocarbon...
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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
... παθεῖν suggest, however, a human being's bodily experience may easily darken into an encounter with suffering. In this vein, Sarah Wolf's article explores the role that yisurin (suffering) plays in the Babylonian Talmud. In contrast with those who see the Talmud's positive portrayal of suffering as an...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 31116–119 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.1.116
Published: 01 March 2019
... 1095 Pope Urban II called the west to war. His speech was acerbic and vitriolic, religiously charged and filled with the alleged horrors suffered by Christians living in the east. It evoked in his audience a zeal and spirit that would be seen by later generations as the crusading ideal. However, it...
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Studies in Late Antiquity. 2019; 3117–35 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/sla.2019.3.1.17
Published: 01 March 2019
... work, “The Rise and Function of the Holy Man in Late Antiquity,” Journal of Religious Studies (1971): 80–85. For more on the role of the Holy Man as a foil to demonic possession and the role of suffering as a sign of divine powers, see Elizabeth Castelli, “The Ambivalent Legacy of Violence and...
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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
... ones] cry out [κράζουσι], “Appear, Judge most just! ” …[all the faithful] will proudly cry [κράξουσι], “Grant us your grace, Judge most just! ” 30        shout out [κραύγασον]: “Willingly he suffered, my Son and my God!”        cry this out [βόησον]: “As he wills he accepts...