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Christians in Conversation: A Guide to Late Antique Dialogues in Greek and Syriac

Alberto Rigolio

Abstract

Christians in Conversation: A Guide to Late Antique Dialogues in Greek and Syriac deals with a particular form of writing by Christians in late antiquity, the prose dialogue. To study late antique dialogues means to recognize that the dialogue form, notably employed by Plato and Aristotle, did not exhaust itself with the philosophical schools of Classical and Hellenistic Greece, but emerged transformed and reinvigorated in the religiously diverse world of late antiquity. The Christians’ use of the dialogue form within religious debate resulted in a burgeoning activity of composition of prose d ... More

Keywords: dialogue, religious debate, Christianity, late antiquity, literate education, rhetoric

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190915452
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190915452.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alberto Rigolio, author
Assistant Professor in Classics, Durham University