Paroles d'Apollon: pratiques et traditions oraculaires dans l'Antiquité tardive (IIe-VIe siècles)

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BRILL, 2005 - Religion - 516 pages
This book deals with the making and the reuses of the divine words which were ascribed to Apollo from the 2nd to the 6th centuries AD and which have now become available in both epigraphical and literary sources. The larger part has been issued by the sanctuaries of Claros and Didyma. This comprehensive and historical approach analyses the oracles of Apollo according to the various contexts ancient authors used to resort to the sacred words. The first part of the book examines, in the context of the Graeco-Roman city-states, the oracular texts in relation to the sanctuaries where they had originally been produced. The second part explores the different ways in which the Apollinian oracles were reappropriated by pagan and Christian authors for philosophical, polemical and apologetic purposes. This study of the sacred texts reveals in an original manner the cultural, political, and religious life of pagans and Christians in the Roman Empire.
 

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Contents

PAROLES DUN DIEU CITOYEN
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Clientèle des sanctuaires oraculaires A Provenance géographique 1 Géographie de la clientèle de Didymes a Territoire de Milet b Cercle élargi 2 Géo...
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Sadresser à Apollon
87
B Contextes privés
100
Enjeux de consultation
137
Des oracles pour philosophie
233
des doctrines
256
Plotin
305
Commentaire de Porphyre
313
Conclusion
358
auteurs chrétiens
364
Conclusion
432
Catalogue
445

Discours théologiques en contextes
154
Révéler le monde divin
195
Introduction
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Aude Busine, Ph.D. (2003) in Ancient History, Université Libre de Bruxelles, is a postdoctoral Researcher of the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (Belgium). She has published Les Sept Sages de la Grèce antique (De Boccard, 2002). Her main research interest lies in the cultural aspects of pagan and Christian religions in the Roman Empire.

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