The Social World of Intellectuals in the Roman Empire: Sophists, Philosophers, and Christians

Cambridge University Press (2012)
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Inclusion and identity; 2. Contesting competence: the ideal of self-determination; 3. Expertise and authority in the early church; 4. Defining the circle of sophists: Philostratus and the construction of the Second Sophistic; 5. Becoming orthodox: heresiology as self-fashioning; 6. Successions and self-definition; 7. 'From such mothers and fathers': succession narratives in early Christian discourse.
Keywords Social networks  Social structure  Group identity  Identity (Philosophical concept History  Sophists (Greek philosophy  Second Sophistic movement  Philosophers  Christians  HISTORY / Ancient / General
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Call number DG78.E75 2012
ISBN(s) 9781107026384   1107026385
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