Saint Thecla

Author: Rosie Andrious
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567691799
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This volume questions the prevailing 'female empowering' interpretation of Thecla in the Acts of Paul and Thecla. Rosie Andrious examines the way that Thecla is voyeuristically paraded and subjected to a kind of sado-erotic torture, and demonstrates how this perception clashes with any notion that she is presented as a positive role-model for a woman. Rather, Andrious sets this discourse about female 'self-control' and 'chastity' over against the wider narrative of Christian men struggling against the invasive violence of Rome and suggests that the victimized, voyeuristic female representation of Thecla has very little to do with women and is, rather, a complex literary text that represents a power struggle between men. The ideological function of Thecla is therefore, as a constructed body that transcends its 'natural' feminine weakness. Andrious thus provides an original interpretative framework for understanding Thelca's representation, and suggests a completely new way of seeing the saint.
Anthology of Ancient Greek Popular Literature
Language: en
Pages: 349
Authors: William F. Hansen
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Indiana University Press

Not all readers in ancient Greece whiled away the hours with Homer, Plato, or Sophocles - at least, not always. Many enjoyed light reading, such as can be found in the pages of this lively anthology. Various types of popular writing - novels, short stories, books of jokes or fables,
The Legend and the Apostle
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Dennis Ronald MacDonald
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1983-01-01 - Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

The apostle Paul--antifeminist conformist, or social radical? Combining New Testament studies with folkloristic methods to search for the true identity of Paul, the author sheds new light on the apocryphal Acts of Paul and the Pastoral Epistles of the canonical New Testament. With this book, the legends surrounding the apostle
Language: en
Pages: 438
Authors: Cornelia B. Horn, John W. Martens
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: CUA Press

Focuses on how Christianity changed the lives of children in the ancient world. This book explores the hidden lives of children at the origins of Christianity. It draws on insights gained from comparisons of children's experiences in ancient Judaism and the Graeco-Roman world.
Symbols and Models in the Mediterranean
Language: en
Pages: 295
Authors: Aneilya Barnes, Mariarosaria Salerno
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-08-21 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

This collection spans a vast chronology and territory, ranging from Old Kingdom Egypt to modern-day Slovenia and moving geographically from the centres to the peripheries of the Mediterranean and back again, including Antinoë, Calabria, Belgrade, and Paris. While this volume can be situated well within the context of Mediterranean studies,
Material Culture and Women's Religious Experience in Antiquity
Language: en
Pages: 362
Authors: Mark D. Ellison
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-27 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

This collection of eleven new essays presents fresh, illuminating research by scholars who comparatively examine material, visual, and literary evidence to recover women’s religious experiences, perspectives, and activities in antiquity—perspectives often missing or underrepresented in the literary record.