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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The Roman Revolution Virgil started work on the Aeneid about two years after
Actium : it occupied the remaining ... The themes handled in the epic suggest he
was conscious of living at a decisive but uncharted period in the history of Rome .
Its content and its nature are analogous to each other : Rome derives from but
supersedes Troy , just as Virgil derives ... of the Trojans and of literary authority.
28 It is an imperial epic not only by celebrating Roman dominion , but by its own ...
In Rome the apostle will come to the place epitomising the power of the classical
world . Here he comes to the city which embodies its spirit . Older books make
Roman Athens sound like Edwardian England ( late afternoon glory , an Indian ...
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