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Bibil Identifier bibil:155886
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Classics and the Bible
Title (English, ) Hospitality and Recognition
Author Taylor, John
Series Classical Literature and Society
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2007
Year (Publication) 2007
Year (Copyright) 2007
Year (Reference) 2007
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 50309
Place 875Bib8
Department Grec
Publishing house Duckworth
Place London
ISBN 978-0-7156-3481-3
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages 204 Pages
xi Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract 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.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy : Homer
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy : Philosophy
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Comprehensive Studies
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Acts of the Apostles (Pages: 132-143)
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