Tag: Christianity

Commentary

  • The End of Dialogue in Antiquity

    - Simon Goldhill, The End of Dialogue in Antiquity. Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
    Overview: – ¬†Dialogue’ was invented as a written form in democratic Athens and made a celebrated and popular literary and philosophical style by Plato. Yet it almost completely disappeared in the Christian empire of late antiquity. This book, the… More
  • The Matter of the Gods: Religion and the Roman Empire

    - Cliffton Ando The Matter of the Gods: Religion and the Roman Empire. Berkeley, California, 2008.
    Overview: What did the Romans know about their gods? Why did they perform the rituals of their religion, and what motivated them to change those rituals? To these questions Clifford Ando proposes simple answers: In contrast to ancient Christians, who had… More