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- DescriptionA lively and wide-ranging study of the men and ideas of late antique education, this book explores the intellectual and doctrinal milieux in the two great cities Athens and Alexandria from the second to the sixth century to shed new light on the interaction between the pagan cultural legacy and Christianity. Watts crafts two narratives that reveal how differently education was shaped by the local power structures and urban contexts of each city. He touches on the careers of Herodes Atticus, Proclus, Damascius, Ammonius Saccus, Origen, Hypatia and Olympiodorus, and on events including the Herulian sack of Athens and the rise of Arian Christianity to show that by the sixth century, Athens and Alexandria had two distinct, locally determined approaches to pagan teaching with their roots in the unique historical relationships between city and school.
- Author BiographyEdward J. Watts is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at Indiana University.
- Author(s)Edward J. Watts
- PublisherUniversity of California Press
- Date of Publication01/07/2008
- SubjectAncient History
- Series TitleTransformation of the Classical Heritage
- Series Part/Volume Number41
- Place of PublicationBerkerley
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of California Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight68 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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