Hellenische Identitat in der Spatantike: Pagane Autoren und ihr Unbehagen an der eigenen Zeit

Hellenische Identitat in der Spatantike: Pagane Autoren und ihr Unbehagen an der eigenen Zeit

by Jan Stenger
     
 

ISBN-10: 3110213281

ISBN-13: 9783110213287

Pub. Date: 08/28/2009

Publisher: De Gruyter

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110213287
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Publication date:
08/28/2009
Series:
Untersuchungen zur antiken Literatur und Geschichte Series, #97
Pages:
434
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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