Hellenische Identität in der Spätantike: Pagane Autoren und ihr Unbehagen an der eigenen Zeit (Google eBook)

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Walter de Gruyter, Aug 17, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 424 pages
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In Late Antiquity, and above all in the fourth century, far-reaching changes took place in the political, social and religious environments. The pagan authors of the Roman East (the Emperor Julian, Libanius, Eunapius, Themistius) experienced this process as a threatening crisis, and reacted with the pen. This study considers important contemporary themes such as the construction of identity, ideal rule or the correct interpretation of current reality, so providing the first exposition of the specific character of these writings.
  

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Contents

1 Literatur in der Krise
1
2 Auf der Suche nach Identität
21
3 Von der Institution zum Heiligen
112
4 Das Ideal des Intellektuellen
193
5 Politik der Erinnerung
247
6 Die Sicherung der Religion nach innen und außen
317
7 Eine Palingenesie
391
Backmatter
397
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Jan Stenger, Freie Universität Berlin.

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