Classics and the Bible: Hospitality and Recognition
Bloomsbury Academic, 22/11/2007 - 192 páginas
"Classics and the Bible" looks at story-patterns and themes which Greek and Latin literature shares with the Hebrew scriptures and the New Testament. Direct influence or a common source can explain some similarities, but uncannily parallel plots and forms of expression seem more often to occur independently. Classical and biblical texts constantly illuminate each other. Hospitality and recognition are central themes in both traditions, and also metaphors about the relation between them. Classical and biblical authors alike tell stories which need to be read in the light of other stories. The relation between the present and the heroic past is crucial to both traditions, and both raise fundamental questions about the relation of text and reader. The first three chapters consider the subject from the classical side: Homer, the Greek tragedians and Plato, and Virgil; the fourth turns to the New Testament; and the fifth to aspects of later reception. Readers should ideally be equipped with a Bible, English translations of a few major classical authors, and an open mind.
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Many Old Testament stories are thematically akin to Greek tragedy : the account
of the Tower of Babel ( Gen. 11 : 1-9 ) reads like a textbook account of hubris .
The recurrent biblical call to turn and repent makes internalised recognition into a
Bacchae invariably divides its readers , and of all Greek plays is the most sure -
fire success in the classroom . I remember a usually reticent sixth - form class
stung into passionate debate when asked whether they sided with the
It was in the Hellenised culture of the Jewish community there that the Hebrew
scriptures were translated into Greek for Jews who could not read them in the
original language , to create the Septuagint . That name derives from a legend ...
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History Tragedy and Philosophy
Virgil Between Two Worlds
Foolishness to Greeks
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