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    Landscape, transformation and divine epiphany

    Petsalis-Diomidis, Alexia (2007) Landscape, transformation and divine epiphany. In: Swain, S. and Harrison, S. and Elsner, J. (eds.) Severan Culture. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 250-289. ISBN 9781107499898.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: The Roman Empire during the reigns of Septimius Severus and his successors (AD 193–225) enjoyed a remarkably rich and dynamic cultural life. It saw the consolidation of the movement known as the second sophistic, which had flourished during the second century and promoted the investigation and reassessment of classical Greek culture. It also witnessed the emergence of Christianity on its own terms, in Greek and in Latin, as a major force extending its influence across literature, philosophy, theology, art and even architecture. This volume offers the first wide-ranging and authoritative survey of the culture of this fascinating period when the background of Rome's rulers was for the first time non-Italian. Leading scholars discuss general trends and specific instances, together producing a vibrant picture of an extraordinary period of cultural innovation rooted in ancient tradition. • The first volume to provide a detailed assessment of the culture of the Severan period • Offers general assessments of broad topics intermingled with detailed investigations of particular ideas, texts, works of art and buildings • Offers a view of Christian origins based in Graeco-Roman culture

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2017 14:58
    Last Modified: 12 Jun 2017 14:58
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/18902

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