Attica, Central Greece, Macedonia, Thrace

Attica, Central Greece, Macedonia, Thrace

by John S. Kloppenborg, Richard S. Ascough
     
 

Private associations organized around a common cult, profession, ethnic identity, neighbourhood or family were common throughout the Greco-Roman antiquity, offering opportunities for sociability, cultic activities, mutual support and a context in which to display and recognize virtuous achievement. This volume collects a representative selection of inscriptions

Overview

Private associations organized around a common cult, profession, ethnic identity, neighbourhood or family were common throughout the Greco-Roman antiquity, offering opportunities for sociability, cultic activities, mutual support and a context in which to display and recognize virtuous achievement. This volume collects a representative selection of inscriptions from associations inAttica, Central Greece, Macedonia, Thrace, published with English translations, brief explanatory notes, commentaries and full indices. This volume is essential for several areas of study: ancient patterns of social organization; the organization of diasporic communities in the ancient Mediterranean; models for the structure of early Christian groups; and forms of sociability, status-displays, and the vocabularies of virtue.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110253450
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Publication date:
06/28/2011
Series:
Beihefte Zur Zeitschrift Für Die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und Die Kunde der älteren Kirche Series, #181
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
526
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.13(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

John S. Kloppenborg, University of Toronto, Ont., Canada; Richard S. Ascough, Queen’s University, Ont., Canada.

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