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Hellenism and Empire

Language, Classicism, and Power in the Greek World AD 50-250

by Simon Swain

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


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Number of Pages512
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Open LibraryOL7396940M
ISBN 100198152310
ISBN 109780198152316

Hellenism (Greek: Ἑλληνισμός, Ellinismós, Greek pronunciation: [elenisˈmos]), the Hellenic ethnic religion (Ἑλληνικὴ ἐθνική θρησκεία), also commonly known as Hellenismos, Hellenic Polytheism, and occasionally Dodekatheism (Δωδεκαθεϊσμός), comprises various religious movements which revive or reconstruct ancient Greek religious practices, and. Get this from a library! Hellenism and empire: language, classicism, and power in the Greek world, AD [Simon Swain] -- Hellenism and Empire explores Greek identity, politics, and culture in the first three centuries AD, the period known as the second sophistic. The sources of this identity were the words and deeds of.

  This article argues that Hellenism is a controversial concept with a lengthy history, and which ultimately defies all attempts to give it definition. In discussing Matthew Arnold, it suggests that people think of Hellenism as a relationship between a particular past and a perpetually changing present. The ancient Greek world is contested, fragile, and .   The Hellenistic Period is a part of the Ancient Period for the European and Near Asian space. The use of this period is justified by the extent of the Hellenic culture in most of these areas, due to the Greek political presence especially in Asia after Alexander's conquests, but also to a new wave of Greek consequence, the Hellenistic Period is Author: Antoine Simonin.

Hellenistic Period ( – 30 BCE) • Begins after the death of Alexander the Great ( BCE); lasts through the defeat of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony by the Romans at the Battle of Actium (30 BCE) • Relate the influence on Greek architecture as a result of the expansion of the Greek world.   This spirit permeates Catherine Nixey’s book. In her view, the standard modern picture of the Roman empire’s conversion remains, even years after Gibbon, glossed by Christian triumphalism.


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Language, Classicism, and Power in the Greek World AD Simon Swain. A Clarendon Press Publication. Description. Hellenism and Empire explores identity, politics, and culture in the Greek world of the first three centuries AD, the period known as the second sophistic.

The sources of this identity were the words and deeds of classical Greece, and the emphasis. Hellenism and Empire explores identity, politics, and culture in the Greek world of the first three centuries AD, the period known as the second sophistic.

The sources of this identity were the. Hellenism and Empire explores Greek identity, politics, and culture in the first three centuries AD, the period known as the second sophistic. The sources of this identity were the words and deeds of the classical Greeks, and the emphasis placed on Greekness and the Greek heritage was far greater then than at any other time/5(3).

Publisher Marketing: Ancient Persia in Western History is a measured rejoinder to the dominant narrative that considers the Graeco-Persian Wars to be merely the first round of an oft-repeated battle between the despotic 'East' and the broadly enlightened 'West'.

Sasan Samiei analyses the. Liberating Hellenism from the Ottoman Empire explores two key historical episodes that have generally escaped the notice of modern Greece, the Near East, and their observers alike.

In the midst of the highly charged context of West-East confrontation and with fundamental cultural and political issues at stake, these episodes prove to be exciting and important platforms from Cited by: 5. Strabo, Pliny the Elder, Pausanias, Galen, Athenaeus, and Diogenes Laertius, though all writing in the Roman Empire, provide essential information on Hellenistic science, social life, and customs.

The empire of Alexander the Great was the result of the military and intellectual cooperation of Greeks and Macedonians, who constituted the ruling class in the states emerging from the. Hellenic Faith is a website dedicated to Julian Hellenism, a reformed denomination of Hellenism, the polytheistic religion of the Graeco-Roman world, influenced by the teachings and writings of Julian the Philosopher (r.

ACE) and the divine Iamblichus (c. ACE).It is a Orphic-Platonic tradition, derived from the teachings of Orpheus through the Platonic. Hellenistic Greek Books Showing of Idioms of the Greek New Testament (Paperback) by. Stanley E. Porter (shelved 2 times as hellenistic-greek) Hellenism and Empire: Language, Classicism, and Power in the Greek World, AD (Paperback) by.

Simon Swain. Hellenism and Empire: Language, Classicism, and Power in the Greek World AD by Swain, Simon and a great selection of related books, art. Author: Louis H. Feldman This book is a collection of 26 previously published articles, with a number of additions and corrections, and with a long new introduction on "The Influence of Hellenism on Jews in Palestine in the Hellenistic Period."Cited by: 9.

In he received his PhD for a study of court culture in the Hellenistic period. He is currently a lecturer at the History Department of the University of Utrecht. His research and teaching focus on empire, monarchical ritual and cultural encounters in the Near East, Iran and Central Asia, and on modern western perceptions of the Middle East.

Hellenism and Empire explores identity, politics, and culture in the Greek world of the first three centuries AD, the period known as the second sophistic.

The sources of this identity were the words and deeds of classical Greece, and the emphasis placed on Greekness and Greek heritage was far greater now than at any other s: 1.

Liberating Hellenism from the Ottoman Empire explores two key historical episodes that have generally escaped the notice of modern Greece, the Near East, and their observers alike. In the midst of the highly charged context of West-East confrontation and.

In BCE the Hellenistic region became a Protectorate of Rome; it was then that Romans began imitating Hellenic (Greek) clothing, religion, and ideas. The end of the Hellenistic Era came in 31 BCE.

It was then that Octavian, who later became Augustus Caesar, defeated Mark Antony and Cleopatra and made Greece a part of the new Roman Empire. Hellenism under the Early Roman Empire --V.

The Jewish Bible in the Graeco-Roman World --VI. The Gospel in the Early Gentile Churches --VII. Paul the Pharisee --VIII.

The Emergence of Early Christian Doctrine --Appendix: A Note on Religio Licita --Chronology: From the Death of Plato to the Building of Hagia Sophia. The Hellenistic period covers the period of Mediterranean history between the death of Alexander the Great in BC and the emergence of the Roman Empire as signified by the Battle of Actium in 31 BC and the conquest of Ptolemaic Egypt the following year.

Liberating Hellenism from the Ottoman Empire explores two key historical episodes that have generally escaped the notice of modern Greece, the Near East, and their observers alike. In the midst of the highly charged context of West-East confrontation and with fundamental cultural and political issues at stake, these episodes prove to be.

The pieces are quite varied, but develop a number of connected and related themes: Jewish identity in the pagan world, the literary representations by Jews and pagans of one another, the interconnections of Hellenism and Judaism, and the Jewish experience under Hellenistic monarchies and the Roman empire.

The book’s ultimate subject, however, is the reception of this idea by three non-English subjects of the British Empire, whose national identities and personal histories put them at odds with the prevailing narrative of British ascendancy which Victorian Hellenism had served to sponsor.HELLENISM, term generally used by historians to refer to the period from the death of Alexander the Great ( B.C.E.) to the death of Cleopatra and the incorporation of Egypt in the Roman Empire in 30 B.C.E.

Egypt was the last important survivor of the political system which had developed as a consequence both of the victories of Alexander and of his premature death.This book -- the first full-length study of Theodoret's Therapeutic for Hellenic Maladies -- examines Theodoret's arguments against Greek religion, philosophy, and culture.

Its analysis of the interaction between Hellenism and early Christian culture offers insights into the broader late Roman and early Byzantine world in the fifth century.