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Christians and Their Many Identities in Late Antiquity, North Africa, 200-450 CE

Christians and Their Many Identities in Late Antiquity, North Africa, 200-450 CE

Éric Rebillard

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451423
eISBN:
9780801465994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451423.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

For too long, the study of religious life in Late Antiquity has relied on the premise that Jews, pagans, and Christians were largely discrete groups divided by clear markers of belief, ritual, and ... More

Libanius the SophistRhetoric, Reality, and Religion in the Fourth Century

Libanius the Sophist: Rhetoric, Reality, and Religion in the Fourth Century

Raffaella Cribiore

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452079
eISBN:
9780801469084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452079.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Libanius of Antioch was a rhetorician of rare skill and eloquence. So renowned was he in the fourth century that his school of rhetoric in Roman Syria became among the most prestigious in the Eastern ... More

A Threat to Public PietyChristians, Platonists, and the Great Persecution

A Threat to Public Piety: Christians, Platonists, and the Great Persecution

Elizabeth DePalma Digeser

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801441813
eISBN:
9780801463969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801441813.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book re-examines the origins of the Great Persecution (AD 303–313), the last eruption of pagan violence against Christians before Constantine enforced the toleration of Christianity within the ... More

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