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- Author(s)Polymnia Athanassiadi
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication28/08/2015
- GenreAncient History
- Series TitleVariorum Collected Studies Series
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content NoteIncludes 7 b&w illustrations
- Weight988 g
- Width169 mm
- Height244 mm
- Table Of ContentsContents: Introduction. Methodological Concerns: Antiquite tardive: construction et deconstruction d'un modele historiographique; The oecumenism of Iamblichus: latent knowledge and its awakening. A Religious Koine: Hellenism: a theological koine; The gods are God: polytheistic cult and monotheistic theology in the world of late antiquity; Apamea and the Chaldaean Oracles: a holy city and a holy book; Canonizing Platonism: the fetters of Iamblichus; The creation of orthodoxy in Neoplatonism; A contribution to Mithraic theology: the Emperor Julian's Hymn to King Helios; Le traitement du mythe: de l'empereur Julien a Proclus. Prophecy and Revelation: Philosophers and oracles: shifts of authority in late paganism; The fate of oracles in late antiquity: Didyma and Delphi; Dreams, theurgy and freelance divination: the testimony of Iamblichus; The Chaldaean Oracles: theology and theurgy; Byzantine commentators on the Chaldaean Oracles: Psellos and Pletho. I I*IIYIGBP ANHI!: Ascent to heroic or divine status in late antiquity: continuities and transformations; The divine man of late Hellenism: a sociable and popular figure; Julian the Theurgist: man or myth?. Dissidence and Persecution: Persecution and response in late paganism: the evidence of Damascius; Who was Count Zosimus?'; Christians and others: the conversion ethos in late antiquity. Envoi: From polis to Theoupolis: school syllabuses and teaching methods in late antiquity. Index.
- Author BiographyPolymnia Athanassiadi is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Athens, Greece.
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