Relighting the Souls: Studies in Plutarch, in Greek Literature, Religion, and Philosophy, and in the New Testament Background

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Franz Steiner Verlag, 1998 - History - 420 pages
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In the last ten years, there has been an enormous awakening of interest in Plutarch. This collection contains many stimulating and important articles from the Plutarch renaissance, especially on the interaction between divine and human worlds, and on expectations in the next life. But treated here are also a number of other challenging topics in classical Greek literature. Among them are the Near Eastern background of early Greek myth and literature, the decisive speech of Achilleus' mentor, Phoenix, in the Iliad, divine assimilations and ruler cult, the language of Menander's young men, the vision of God in Middle Platonism, blessed afterlife in the mysteries, Greek epiphanies and the Acts of the Apostles, and the revolt at Jerusalem against Antiochos Epiphanes in the light of similar cities under Hellenistic rule. Another book of Frederick E. Brenk: Clothed in Purple Light.
 

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The Drag Down Pulled Up 1327
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The Origin and the Return of the Soul in Plutarch 2849
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The Boiotia of Plutarchs Erotikos Beyond the Shadow of Athens 5058
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Time as Structure in The Daimonion ofSokrates 5981
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Plutarchs Treatment of Nero 82103
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The Dreams of Plutarchs Lives 104117
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Cassius Epicurean Explanation of Brutus Vision 118127
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No Way to Treat a Lady 209212
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The Speech of Phoinix and the Tragedy of Achilleus in the Ninth Book of the Iliad 213222
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Hesiod How Much a Male Chauvinist 223225
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Euripides Hippohjtos 226229
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On the Language of Menanders Young Men 230265
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Creek Philosophy and Religion 20 Interesting Bedfellows at the End of the Apology 266268
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Middle Platonism and the Vision of the Soul 269290
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Blessed Afterlife in the Mysteries 291308
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The End of Plutarchs Antony 128152
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Heroic AntiHeroes Ruler Cult and Divine Assimilations in Plutarchs Lives of Demetrios and Antonius 152169
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Genuine Greek Demons Hesiod and Plutarch 170181
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A Wardman Plutarchs Lives London 1974 182183
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J Dumortier and J Defradas Plutarque Oeuvres Morales Tome VIl l Traites de Morale 2736 Paris 1975 184187
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J Defradas J Hani and R Klaerr Plutarch Oeuvres Morales II
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Greek Literature 14 The Herakles Myth and the Literary Texts Relating to the Myth of Ninurta 189208
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A A Long and D N Sedley The Hellenistic Philosophers I
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R Parker Miasma Pollution and Purification in Early Greek
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JerusalemHierapolis The Revolt under Antiochos IV
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Reviews
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Acknowledgements
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