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Hellenism in Late Antiquity

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ISBN-10: 0472064185

ISBN-13: 9780472064182

Edition: 1996

Authors: Glen W. Bowersock

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The extraordinary adaptability and durability of Greek culture in times of momentous change is revealed in this book, as G. W. Bowersock seeks to interpret Hellenism in a predominantly Christian world. In this effort he sheds new light on a late paganism that has often been seen as moribund and shows it to have been unexpectedly vigorous. Hellenism, comprising the language, thought, mythology, and images of the Greeks, contributed fundamentally to the evolution of early Christianity. It had spread across the lands of the Eastern Mediterranean for many centuries before Constantine established Christianity as the official religion of the Byzantine government. But Hellenism served no less to…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 12/15/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 132
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English