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Title: Encyclopedia of Religious and Philosophical Writings in Late Antiquity: Pagan, Judaic, Christian
Author: Neusner, Jacob Alan J. Avery-Peck (eds)
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2007
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780391041400
Volumes: 1; Pages: xii, 468
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The Encyclopedia of Religious and Philosophical Writings in Late Antiquity offers easily accessible introductions to the content and historical setting of the main writings of Greco-Roman paganism, early Judaism, and formative Christianity from the period of Alexander the Great to Mohammed. Examining over seven hundred ancient texts, the Encyclopedia provides for each document details of authorship and provenance, a statement of the text's content and place within its religious tradition, a listing of editions and commentaries, and a bibliography of the pertinent scholarly literature. The Encyclopedia of Religious and Philosophical Writings in Late Antiquity is an unparalleled resource both for general readers and for scholars of ancient religion and philosophy.