Martyrdom and Noble Death by Jan Willem van Henten
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Martyrdom and Noble Death
By Jan Willem van Henten

Martyrdom and Noble Death

Selected Texts from Graeco-Roman, Jewish and Christian Antiquity

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Martyrdom and Noble Death by Jan Willem van Henten

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This volume explores the fascinating phenomenon of noble death through pagan, Jewish and Christian sources. Today's society is uncomfortable with death, and willingly submitting to a violent and ostentatious death in public is seen as particularly shocking and unusual. Yet classical sources give a different view, with public self-sacrifice often being applauded. The Romans admired a heroic end in the battlefield or the arena, suicide in the tradition of Socrates was something laudable, and Christians and Jews alike faithfully commemorated their heroes who died during religious persecutions. The cross-cultural approach and wide chronological range of this study make it valuable for students and scholars of ancient history, religion and literature.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415138918
ISBN-10: 0415138914
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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This volume explores the fascinating phenomenon of noble death through pagan, Jewish and Christian sources. The cross-cultural approach of this study make it valuable for students and scholars.

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