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Families and friends in late Roman Cappadocia

Families and friends in late Roman Cappadocia

Author: Raymond Van Dam
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

"Van Dam's exploration ... makes for fascinating reading and should provoke fruitful debate."-Choice

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Van Dam
ISBN: 9780812237122 0812237129
OCLC Number: 912277353
Description: 256 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: PrefaceIntroductionFATHERS AND SONS1. Adopting a Father: Basil and Basil the Elder2. "Sigh Like a Lover, Obey Like a Son": Gregory of Nazianzus and Gregory the Elder3. Forgotten Brothers4. "The Father Was Always the Father"MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS5. "Hollow Out a Stone": Nonna and Gorgonia6. Her Mother's Cloak: Emmelia and Macrina7. Was God the Father Married? Virginity and Social ExtinctionFRIENDSHIP8. "Your Soul in Your Letter": The Emotional Life of Letters9. Best of Friends: The Friends of Basil and Gregory of Nazianzus10. Worst of Friends: The Friendship of Basil and Gregory of NazianzusEpilogue: A Fourth Cappadocian FatherAbbreviationsNotesEditions and Translations1. The Cappadocian Fathers2. Ancient Authors and TextsBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Raymond Van Dam.


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Van Dam discusses 'Church Fathers' Gregory Nazianzus and his colleagues, the brothers Basil of Caesarea and Gregory of Nyssa in this, one of his several Cappadocian monographs. . . . Van Dam's Read more...

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