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Christian responses to Roman art and architecture
the second-century church amid the spaces of empire
Laura Salah Nasrallah.

Published 2010 by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Christian apologists and the second-century built environment
Bringing together literature and archaeological remains
Framing the question, framing the world
What is an apology? : Christian apologies and the so-called Second Sophistic
What does it mean to apologize?
Addressing the Roman emperors, being Greek
Defining the so-called Second Sophistic
Traveling to Olympia : material manifestations of Greek Paideia and imperial address
The Fountain of Regilla and Herodes Atticus
Apologetics and christianness
What is the space of the Roman Empire? : mapping, bodies, and knowledge in the Roman world
Traveling men : Lucian, Tatian, and Justin
The Sebasteion in Aphrodisias
Into the cities
What informs the geographical imagination? : the Acts of the Apostles and Greek cities under Rome
Placing Acts
The Panhellenion
Hadrian, ethnicity, and true religion
What has Athens to do with Rome?
Traveling back to Acts
Acts 2
Paul in Lystra and Athens : confusing humans and gods
Paul in Thessalonike and Philippi : Roman sedition
What is justice? : what is piety; what is Paideia; Justin, the forum of Trajan in Rome, and a crisis of mimesis
The column of Trajan
Justin's apologies
Names and deeds : Justin introduces himself, the emperors, and the mock court
On the name
The name and speech acts
A higher court
Mimesis, images, and daimones
Sameness and difference
Justice, piety, and Paideia in the Forum of Trajan
Moving through the fora
Moving through the Forum ofTrajan
War and the "temple of peace"
Human bodies and the mage(s) of god(s)
How do you know God? : Athenagoras on names and images
"This golden one, this Herakles, this God" : Commodus and Herakles
The ambivalence of Herakles
Commodus as Herakles
A proliferation of signs
Athenagoras's argument : the proemium
Grammar and theology
Atheism and piety "in the presence of philosopher-kings"
The material gods
What do we learn when we look? (part i) images, desire, and Tatian's to the Greeks
What an image does
The origins of images
What you see and what you get : theorizing vision
Images and the theological imagination : Cicero, Dio, and Maximus of Tyre
Tatian, spectacle, and connoisseurship
Tatian at the theater
Tatian's European tour
What do we learn when we look? (part ii) Aphrodite and Clement of Alexandria
The Knidian Aphrodite and her afterlife
Aphrodite at Knidos
Pseudo-Lucian and the Knidia
The Knidia and the ancient gaze
The Knidia and Roman portraits
Alexandria, the mad, hybrid, spectacular city
Introducing clement's exhortation
"They say a girl loved an image" : Clement on statues, piety, and desire
Clement on the Knidian Aphrodite
Stories of the gods : the pornographic Venus and Mars.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
BR163 .N37 2010

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p. cm.

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