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Heroes and gods; spiritual biographies in antiquity,

Author: Moses Hadas; Morton Smith
Publisher: New York, Harper & Row [1965]
Series: Religious perspectives, v. 13.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Hadas, Moses, 1900-1966.
Heroes and gods.
New York, Harper & Row [1965]
(OCoLC)654131082
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Moses Hadas; Morton Smith
ISBN: 0836918800 9780836918809
OCLC Number: 167676
Description: xiv, 266 pages 21 cm.
Contents: Religious perspectives: its meaning and purpose --
pt. 1. Personages and personalities --
The hero and his cult --
Patterns of achievement: Dionysus, Heracles, Theseus --
The inspiration of poets --
From Orpheus to Empedocles --
The image of Socrates --
The literary genre --
The stoics --
Cleomenes, the hunters of Euboea, romances --
Martyrdoms --
pt. 2. "Lives" --
The life of Pythagoras by Porphyry --
A summary of On the life of Moses by Philo --
A summary of the Gospel according to Luke --
A summary of The life of Apollonius of Tyana by Philostratus.
Series Title: Religious perspectives, v. 13.
Responsibility: by Moses Hadas and Morton Smith.

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