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Philostratus's Heroikos: Religion and Cultural Identity in the Third Century CE (Ellen Bradshaw Aitken Jennifer K Berenson Maclean (eds)) Paperback Book, (SBL Press, 2004) 9781589830912
Philostratus's Heroikos: Religion and Cultural Identity in the Third Century CE (Ellen Bradshaw Aitken Jennifer K Berenson Maclean (eds)) Paperback Book, (SBL Press, 2004) 9781589830912
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Title: Philostratus's Heroikos: Religion and Cultural Identity in the Third Century CE

Author: Aitken, Ellen Bradshaw Jennifer K Berenson Maclean (eds)

Publisher: SBL Press; Publication Date: 2004

Paperback; ISBN: 9781589830912

Volumes: 1; Pages: 452

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This multidimensional collection of essays explores the interrelation of religion, cultural identity, politics, literature, myth, and memory during the Roman Empire by focusing on the cultural dynamics embedded in and surrounding Philostratus's Heroikos, an early third-century C.E. dialogue about Homer and the heroes of the Trojan War. The essays focus on ritual and literary dimensions of hero cult; cultural and community identity reflected in the Heroikos and in early Christianity; and the cultural, literary, and political turn toward heroes in the negotiation of difference, particularly with those outside the Roman Empire. Contributors to this volume include classicists, archaeologists, ancient historians, and scholars of early Christianity.ContentsPart I. Protesilaos: The Witness of the HeroesSinging Heroes-The Poetics of Hero Cult in the Heroikos, Corinne Ondine PacheHero Worship and Christian Beliefs: Observations from the History of Religion on Philostratus's Heroikos, Hans Dieter BetzIlluminating the Classics with the Heroes of Philostratus, Casey Du and Gregory NagyApollonius of Tyana, Hero and Holy Man, Christopher JonesTransferring the Cults of Heroes in Ancient Greece: A Political and Religious Act, Alain BlomartJason, Hypsipyle, and New Fire at Lemnos: A Study in Myth and Ritual, Walter BurkertPart II. The Vinedresser: Strategies for the Construction of CultureRefuting Homer in the Heroikos of Philostratus, Francesca MestreLiving in the Past: Allusive Narrative and Elusive Authorities in the World of the Heroikos, Jeffrey RustenMaterial Witness: An Archaeological Context for the Heroikos, Susan E. AlcockPhilostratus's Heroikos and Early Christianity: Heroes, Saints, and Martyrs, Jackson P. HershbellThe Heroikos and Popular Christianity in the Third Century C.E., James C. SkedrosJesus as Cult Hero in the Fourth Gospel, Jennifer K. Berenson MacleanPart III. The Phoenician: Hellenes and ForeignersPhilostratus's Heroikos and the Regions of the Northern Aegean, Simone FolletThe Harvest of Wisdom: Landscape, Description, and Identity in the Heroikos, Tim WhitmarshThe ainoi of the Heroikos and the Unfolding Transformation of the Phoenician Merchant, Jennifer K. Berenson MacleanWhy a Phoenician? A Proposal for the Historical Occasion for the Heroikos, Ellen Bradshaw AitkenThe Reception of the Hellenic Past under the Late Severans and Its Impact upon Late Arsacid and Early SasanianPolitical Ideologies, M. Rahim ShayeganBeyond the Euphrates in Severan
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