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Bibil Identifier bibil:226894
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Des Kaisers Inszenierung Mythologie und neronische Christenverfolgung
Author Schmitt, Tassilo
Journal Zeitschrift für antikes Christentum - Journal of Ancient Christianity (Volume: 16, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2012
Language German
Pages 487-515 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The article proposes a new explanation for a note in 1 Clem that „Christian women had to suffer by playing Dirces and Danaids“: It’s nothing but a variation of the „selected punishments“ which characterize Nero’s persecution of Christians. Using myths which were popular at Rome in his times, the histrionic punishments were expressions of the Emperors rôle as a philanthropic artist. In each case Nero also used the arts to make political statements more pointedly. (Editor's Abstract)
DOI 10.1515/zac-2012-0029
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Apostolic Fathers : Letters of Clement : 1 Clement
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Religion : Mythology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : History and Civilization : Nero (54-68)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Persecution
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