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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among the Suitors and thinking about his absent father when he sees someone
approaching : He went straight to the outer door , for ... ( Od . 1.119-20 ) Homer
has told us that this is the goddess Athene disguised as his father's friend Mentes
Telemachus returns from his travels having failed to find his father , though by
learning of his father's world he has in a sense found himself . He too goes first to
the swineherd's hut , showing proper courtesy and a new confidence in ...
Now the Lord said to Abram , ' Go from your country and your kindred and your
father's house to the land that I will show you . And I will make of you a great
nation , and I will bless you , and make your name great ... and in you all the
families of ...
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History Tragedy and Philosophy
Virgil Between Two Worlds
Foolishness to Greeks
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