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Ancient Jewish Social Relations

Seth Schwartz.

in The Oxford Handbook of Social Relations in the Roman World

February 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Religion in the Ancient World; Ancient Roman History. 8387 words.

This article discusses the social history of the Jews. It determines the extent Jewish communities possessed an inner-Jewish social structure and looks at the social ties that existed...

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Christian Society

Adam H. Becker.

in The Oxford Handbook of Social Relations in the Roman World

February 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Religion in the Ancient World; Ancient Roman History. 9063 words.

This article focuses on the Christian society in the early Roman Empire. It shows how the Christians and Christian community were simultaneously added into and alienated from the broader...

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Christianity

Hagith Sivan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Studies

June 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Religion in the Ancient World; Ancient Roman History. 6506 words.

A man by the name of Jesus (Yeshu), from the obscure region of the Galilee, clashed with the Jewish establishment in Judaean Jerusalem and was dispatched to his death on the orders of the...

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collegium

Piero Treves, Cyril Bailey and Andrew Lintott.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Roman History; Greek and Roman Law; Greek and Roman Archaeology; Religion in the Ancient World. 272 words.

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Divitiacus (1) , Aeduan Druid, 1st cent. bce

John Frederick Drinkwater.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Roman History; Religion in the Ancient World. 94 words.

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Early Islam as a Late Antique Religion

Robert Hoyland.

in The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity

October 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Roman History; Religion in the Ancient World. 11575 words.

This article explores the characteristics of early Islam in Late Antiquity. Two approaches have emerged to conceptualize the rise and formation of Islam—either as a child of Late Antiquity,...

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Episcopal Leadership

David M. Gwynn.

in The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity

October 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Roman History; Religion in the Ancient World. 19587 words.

This article explores the various roles bishops played in Late Antiquity and the debates over the nature and functions of episcopal leadership. Much of the evidence is drawn from the great...

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From Nisibis to Xi’an: The Church of the East in Late Antique Eurasia

Joel Walker.

in The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity

October 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Roman History; Religion in the Ancient World. 29782 words.

This article details how Christians gained a recognized position in the imperial order of the Sasanian world. The discussion covers the names and historiography of the Church of the East;...

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Graeco-Roman Cultic Societies

John Scheid.

in The Oxford Handbook of Social Relations in the Roman World

February 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Religion in the Ancient World; Ancient Roman History. 6389 words.

This article examines the Graeco-Roman cultic societies, which were described as being highly fragmented and highly regionalized. It first looks at the hierarchy of the different religious...

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Honos and Virtus

Nicholas Purcell.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Roman History; Religion in the Ancient World. 107 words.

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