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Author Hinge, George.

Title Alexandria [electronic resource] : a Cultural and Religious Melting Pot.

Imprint Santa Barbara : Aarhus University Press, 2010.

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Description 1 online resource (176 pages).
Series Aarhus Studies in Mediterranean Antiquity
Aarhus studies in Mediterranean antiquity.
Contents Front Matter; Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Preface; PREFACE; Table of contents; INTRODUCTION; PART I. ALEXANDRIA FROM GREECE AND EGYPT; CHAPTER 1. Alexandria as Place: Tempo-Spatial Traits of Royal Ideology in Early Ptolemaic Egypt; 1. Space, Place and Identity; 2. The Founding: from Egypt as Space to Alexandria as Place; 3. Alexandria as Ptolemaic Place; 4. Cult and Place in the Early Ptolemaic Period; 5. Alexandria's Pantheon and the Ptolemies; 6. Ruler Cult; 7. Conclusions; References.
CHAPTER 2. Theatrical Fiction and Visual Bilingualism in the Monumental Tombs of Ptolemaic AlexandriaReferences; CHAPTER 3. Language and Race: Theocritus and the Koine Identity of Ptolemaic Egypt; 1. Race; 2. Linguistic identity in Classical Greece; 3. Koine and Panhellenisation; 4. The dialect of Theocritus' idylls; 5. Linguistic prejudices in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt; 6. Conclusion; References; CHAPTER 4. Homeric Scholarship in Alexandria; 1. The Library; 2. The sources; 3. The scholarship; 4. The Alexandrian melting-pot; References; PART II. ROME, JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY.
CHAPTER 5. Philo as a Polemist and a Political Apologist An Investigation of his Two Historical Treatises Against Flaccus and The Embassy to Gaius11. Introduction; 2. The situation of the Jews in Alexandria (and Palestine) during the crisis years 38-41; 3. Against Flaccus26; 4. The Embassy to Gaius32; 5. Literary genre, aim, intended readers and dating of the two treatises; 6. Philo's barely disguised menaces against Rome; 7. Conclusions; References; CHAPTER 6. Alexandrian Judaism: Rethinking a Problematic Cultural Category; 1. Embarking on the Voyage.
2. The Cusp of the Dilemma: Reconstruction on the Basis of Confined Sources3. Thinking and Speaking about Culture; 4. Catalogue of Problems; 5. Alexandrian Jewry: Historical Reality or Scholarly Phantom?; 6. The Politeuma of Alexandrian Judaism; 7. Different Stages in the History of Alexandrian Judaism; 8. A Brief Conclusion; References; CHAPTER 7. From School to Patriarchate: Aspects on the Christianisation of Alexandria; 1. Introduction; 2. The Christian School in Alexandria; 3. Teachers and Bishops; 4. Persecution and Schism; 5. Archbishop and Emperor; 6. Monks and Bishops; Conclusion.
Bibliography ReferencesCHAPTER 8. Religious Conflict in Late Antique Alexandria: Christian Responses to "Pagan" Statues in the Fourth and Fifth Centuries CE; 1. Introduction; 2. Early Christians and Pagan Statues; 3. The Destruction of the Serapeum and its Statuary; 4. Further Christian Responses to Pagan Statues in Alexandria; 5. Responses to Pagan Statues in Alexandria's Hinterland; 6. Conclusion; References; List of Contributors.
Summary Throughout the entire span of Graeco-Roman antiquity Alexandria represented a meeting place for many ethnic cultures and the city itself was subject to a wide range of local developments, which created and formatted a distinct Alexandrine 'culture' as well as several distinct 'cultures'. Ancient Greek, Roman and Jewish observers communicated or held claim to that particular message. Hence, Arrian, Theocritus, Strabo, and Athenaeus reported their fascination of the Alexandrine melting pot to the wider world and so did Philo, Josephus and Clement. In various fashions, the four papers of Part I o.
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Subject Alexandria (Egypt) -- History.
Alexandria (Egypt) -- Intellectual life.
Alexandria (Egypt) -- Religion.
Cultural pluralism -- Egypt -- Alexandria -- History -- To 1500.
Learning and scholarship -- Egypt -- Alexandria -- History -- To 1500.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Bilde, Per.
Jensen, Minna Skafte.
Other Form: Print version: Hinge, George. Alexandria : A Cultural and Religious Melting Pot. Santa Barbara : Aarhus University Press, ©2010 9788779344914
ISBN 9788779347458