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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As we shall see in Chapter 3 , this scene became the prototype for accounts of
rustic hospitality in later classical poets . Eumaeus reluctantly supplies the table
of the prodigal Suitors , but his own farmstead is a model of modest good order ...
The Stoics later taught that we should identify our will with the will of God
revealed in what happens to us : Seneca famously wrote that ' Fate guides the
willing , drags the unwilling ( Epistles 107.11 ) . Much later still , soldier poets in
and after ...
It foreshadows a style of apologetic characteristic of the Greek fathers of the later
second century , though Acts itself is unlikely to have been written later than the
end of the first , if only because its pro - Roman stance would be less easily ...
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