Kinship Diplomacy in the Ancient World
By (author) Christopher P. Jones
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Kinship Diplomacy in the Ancient World by Christopher P. Jones
Book DescriptionHeroic figures such as Heracles, Perseus, and Jason were seen by the Greeks not as mythical figures but as real people who in a bygone age travelled the world, settled new lands, and left descendents who could trace their ancestry back to the "time of heroes". From the Homeric age to Byzantium, peoples and nations sharing the same fictive ancestry appealed to their kinship when forging military alliances, settling disputes, or negotiating trade connections. This is a study of the political uses of perceived kinship.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674505278
(222mm x 130mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 14-Jun-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Christopher P. Jones
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Who and what was pagan depended on the outlook of the observer, as Christopher Jones shows in this fresh and penetrating analysis. Treating paganism as a historical construct rather than a fixed entity, Between Pagan and Christian uncovers the fluid ideas, rituals, and beliefs that Christians and pagans shared in Late Antiquity.
New Heroes in Antiquity, Hardback (December 2009)
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Philostratus, Hardback (April 2006)
Philostratus's biography of Apollonius of Tyana, recounting the sayings of a Pythagorean sage, provoked a debate between pagans and Christians. This volume, which completes the Loeb Classical Library edition of "The Life of Apollonius of Tyana", provides historical context for that 3rd Century portrayal of a charismatic religious teacher.
Apollonius of Tyana, Hardback (June 2005)» View all books by Christopher P. Jones
In his "Life of Apollonius," ""Philostratus (second to third century CE) portrays a first-century CE teacher, religious reformer, and perceived rival to Jesus. Apollonius s letters, ancient reports about him, and a letter by Eusebius (fourth century CE) that is now central to the history of Philostratus s work add to the portrait.
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Author Biography - Christopher P. Jones
Christopher P. Jones is George Martin Lane Professor of the Classics and of History, Harvard University.
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