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The Resource Roman festivals in the Greek East : from the early empire to the Middle Byzantine Era, Fritz Graf, (electronic resource)

Roman festivals in the Greek East : from the early empire to the Middle Byzantine Era, Fritz Graf, (electronic resource)

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Roman festivals in the Greek East : from the early empire to the Middle Byzantine Era
Title
Roman festivals in the Greek East
Title remainder
from the early empire to the Middle Byzantine Era
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Fritz Graf
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Language
eng
Summary
This study explores the development of ancient festival culture in the Greek East of the Roman Empire, paying particular attention to the fundamental religious changes that occurred. After analysing how Greek city festivals developed in the first two Imperial centuries, it concentrates on the major Roman festivals that were adopted in the Eastern cities and traces their history up to the time of Justinian and beyond. It addresses several key questions for the religious history of later antiquity: who were the actors behind these adoptions? How did the closed religious communities, Jews and pre-Constantinian Christians, articulate their resistance? How did these festivals change when the empire converted to Christianity? Why did emperors not yield to the long-standing pressure of the Church to abolish them? And finally, how did these very popular festivals - despite their pagan tradition - influence the form of the newly developed Christian liturgy?
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Graf, Fritz
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Greek culture in the Roman world
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  • Festivals
  • Festivals
  • Rites and ceremonies
  • Rites and ceremonies
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Greece
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Roman festivals in the Greek East : from the early empire to the Middle Byzantine Era, Fritz Graf, (electronic resource)
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ssib025092772
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1 online resource (xvi, 363 pages)
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online
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Isbn
9781316135778
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(ebook)
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digital, PDF file(s)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssib025092772
Label
Roman festivals in the Greek East : from the early empire to the Middle Byzantine Era, Fritz Graf, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Nov 2015)
Control code
ssib025092772
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 363 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781316135778
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib025092772

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