Antioch II

The Many Faces of Antioch: Intellectual Exchange and Religious Diversity, CE 350–450
Ed. by Silke-Petra Bergjan and Susanna Elm

[Antiochien. Die vielen Gesichter Antiochiens: Intellektueller Austausch und religiöse Vielfalt, 350–450 n.Chr.]

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This volume assembles state-of-the-art scholarship on Antioch, the most important fourth century imperial residence, from the perspective of ancient history, theology, Church history, and archaeology, including studies on Libanius, the emperor Julian, Ammianus Marcellinus, and John Chrysostom.
During the fourth century, Antioch on the Orontes was the most important imperial residence in the Roman Empire and a »hot-bed« of intellectual and religious activity. The writings of men such as Libanius, the emperor Julian, Ammianus Marcellinus, John Chrysostom, Theodoret, and many others, provide a density of written sources that is nearly unmatched in antiquity, while the archaeological evidence of the city's evolution is much harder to reconstruct. This volume assembles state-of-the-art scholarship on these ancient authors within the context of recent archaeological work to offer a rare comprehensive view of this late Roman city.
Survey of contents
Susanna Elm: Introduction
The Many Layers of Antioch: Topography
Gunnar Brands: Preservation, Historicization, Change: Antioch A.D. 350–450 – Catherine Saliou: Libanius's Antiochicus, Mirror of a City? Antioch in 356, Praise and Reality – Johannes Hahn: Metropolis, Emperors, and Games: The Secularization of the Antiochene Olympics in Late Antiquity

The Many Layers of Antioch: The Imperial City
Jorit Wintjes: Die unbekannte Metropole – Antiochien und die römische Armee – Claudia Tiersch: A Dispute – About Hellenism? Julian and the Citizens of Antioch – Gavin Kelly: Ammianus, Valens, and Antioch – Susanna Elm: Death and the Tigris: Does Later Roman Historiography Present an Antiochene Agenda? (Eutropius and Festus)

Visions of Antioch Painted with Words
Jan R. Stenger: Healing Place or Abode of the Demons? Libanius's and Chrysostom's Rewriting of the Apollo Sanctuary at Daphne – Edward Watts: Old Age in the Antioch of the 390s: A Reappraisal of Libanius's Last Collection of Letters – Christine Shepardson: Bodies on Display: Deploying the Saints in the Religious Competitions of Late Antique Antioch – Blake Leyerle: Imagining Antioch or The Fictional Space of Alleys and Markets

The Antiochenes – Creating Communities
Jaclyn Maxwell: The Voices of the People of Antioch in John Chrysostom's Sermons and Libanius's Orations – Rudolf Brändle: Die Reden Adversus Iudaeos (386/387) von Johannes Chrysostomus im Kontext der multikulturellen Metropole Antiochien – Adam M. Schor: Instituting Clerical Expertise: The Apostolic Constitutions in Socio-Cultural Context – Yannis Papadogiannakis: Prescribing Emotions, Constructing Emotional Community in John Chrysostom's Antioch – Wendy Mayer: A Son of Hellenism: Viewing John Chrysostom's Anti-Intellectualism through the Lens of Antiochene PaideiaSilke-Petra Bergjan: Konkurrenz unter den Nizänern. Die Christen Antiochiens im 4. Jahrhundert

Silke-Petra Bergjan Born 1962; 1992 Dr.theol. Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich; 1999 Habilitation in Church History at the Humboldt University in Berlin; since 2000 Professor of Church History (from the Early Church to the Time of Reformation) at the University of Zurich.

Susanna Elm Born 1959; 1986 D.Phil. in literae humaniores with a specialization in Ancient History, Oxford University; since 2002 Sidney H. Ehrman Professor of History and Classics at the University of California, Berkeley; Spring 2017 Hedi-Fitz-Niggli Professor at the University of Zurich.


The following reviews are known:

In: Lutherische Theologie und Kirche — 2019, Heft 2–3, S. 154–158 (Michael Wenz)
In: Plekos — 21 (2019), S. 207–223 (Balbina Bäbler)