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Title The letter of Mara bar Sarapion in context : proceedings of the symposium held at Utrecht University, 10-12 December 2009 / edited by Annette Merz and Teun L. Tieleman
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012
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Series Culture and history of the ancient near east ; v. 58
Culture and history of the ancient Near East ; v. 58
Contents General Introduction / Annette B. Merz and Teun L. Tieleman -- Making use of history beyond the Euphrates: political views, cultural traditions, and historical contexts in the letter of Mara bar Sarapion / Michael A. Speidel -- Cultural responses from kingdom to province. The romanisation of Commagene, local identities and the Mara bar Sarapion letter / Miguel John Versluys -- Languages, cultural identities and elites in the land of Mara bar Sarapion / Margherita Facella -- Religious life of Commagene in the late Hellenistic and early Roman period / Michael Blomer -- Jesus as the ever-living lawgiver in the letter of Mara bar Sarapion / Petr Pokorny -- Mara's God(s) and Time / Albert de Jong -- Where is wisdom to be found? A plea in favour of Semitic Influences in the letter of Mara bar Sarapion contents -- Mara bar Sarapion and Greek philosophy / David L. Blank -- The Death(s) of Plato / Anna Ntinti -- Consolation from prison: Mara bar Sarapion and Boethius / Pieter W. van der Horst -- Mara bar Sarapion: comments on the Syriac edition, translation, and notes by David Rensberger
Summary In The Letter of Mara bar Sarapion in Context Merz and Tieleman present an interdisciplinary collection of studies examining an intriguing yet neglected Syriac letter and its historical context
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Mara bar Serapion -- Congresses.
Consolation in literature -- Congresses.
Philosophy, Ancient -- Congresses.
Syriac literature -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Commagene -- History -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Merz, Annette.
Tieleman, Teun.
LC no. 2012015416
ISBN 9004233016 (electronic bk.)
9789004233010 (electronic bk.)