What has Athens to do with Jerusalem? Posed by the early Christian Tertullian, the question was vigorously debated in the nineteenth century. Taking on the question of how the glories of the classical world could be reconciled with the Bible, this book explains how Judaism played a vital role in defining modern philhellenism.
Miriam Leonard is professor of Greek literature and its reception at University College London. She is the author of Athens in Paris and How to Read Ancient Philosophy.