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Kingdom of snow : Roman rule and Greek culture in Cappadocia

Author: Raymond Van Dam
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kingdom of Snow investigates the impact of Roman rule in Cappadocia and the fate of classical Greek culture in an increasingly Christian society.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Van Dam
ISBN: 0812236815 9780812236811
OCLC Number: 49529861
Notes: Maps on lining paper.
Description: viii, 290 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. "The Viper Died": Local Notables and Imperial Rule --
2. "The Hook Hidden in the Bait": The Rewards of Giving --
3. "The Singing of the Sirens": Service in the Imperial Administration --
4. The Highlander --
5. "Surpass Me with Your Generosity": Provincial Governors and Tax Assessors --
6. "Men in an Oven": Emperors in Cappadocia --
7. "Birds Cowering Before an Eagle": Basil and Valens' Court at Antioch --
8. "Everything Yields to Theodosius": Gregory of Nazianzus at Constantinople --
9. "A True Hellene Among the Cappadocians": Julian in Asia Minor --
10. Basil's "Outline of Virtue" --
11. Gregory of Nazianzus and the Philosopher Emperor --
Epilogue: Admonishment and Compassion --
The Cappadocian Fathers.
Responsibility: Raymond Van Dam.
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"Essential reading for theology students and any inquiry into the world of late antiquity."-Religious Studies Review

 
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