Beatrice Wyss

Der gekreuzigte Sophist

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Early Christianity (EC)

Volume 5 () / Issue 4, pp. 503-528 (26)

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The aim of this paper is to demonstrate that the term »sophists« became a term of abuse against religious adversaries in the 2nd cent. CE, not only in polemics between christians and pagans, as one could assume, but also in polemics between christians and between pagans. Against this background one understands why Lucian named Jesus of Nazareth a »crucified sophist« (Peregr. 13).

Beatrice Wyss Geboren 1974; Studium der klassischen Philologie und Philosophie; 2008 Promotion; 2007–11 wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin DFG-Nachwuchsforschergruppe »Ratio Religionis«, Göttingen; 2011–14 DFG-Projekt »Sophist«, Göttingen und Bern; seit 2014 SNF-Projekt Erst-Edition »Giovanni del Virgilio, Paraphrasen zu Ovids Metamorphosen«, Bern.