By Ra'anan S. Boustan, Annette Yoshiko Reed
The concept that of heaven occupied a distinct position within the past due old mind's eye, not just in Judaism and Christianity, but in addition within the Greco-Roman non secular, philosophical, medical, and "magical" traditions. Drawing upon the services of students of Classics, old background, Jewish reviews, and Patristics, this quantity explores the several capabilities of heavenly imagery in numerous texts and traditions so one can map the styles of solidarity and variety in the non secular panorama of past due Antiquity.
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Becker, Das Bild des Weges und verwandte Vorstellungen im fr¨uhgriechischen Denken (Berlin, 1937); M. Durante, “Epea pteroenta: La parola come ‘cammino’ in immagini greche e vediche,” RAL 13 (1958): 3–14; M. Asper, Onomata allotria: Zur Genese, Struktur und Funktion poetologischer Metaphern bei Kallimachos (Stuttgart, 1997), 21–107; R. N¨ unlist, Poetologische Bildersprache in der fr¨uhgriechischen Dichtung (Stuttgart, 1998), 228–83. The literature on spiritual ascent in various cultural, religious, and philosophical contexts is too large to be listed here.
Mitsis, and J. S. Clay (Pisa, 1993 = Materiali e discussioni per l’analisi dei testi classici 31), 243–82. See A. S. F. Gow, A. E. Housman: A Sketch Together with a List of His Writings and Indexes to His Classical Papers (Cambridge, 1936), 13. I quote Manilius from G. P. Goold’s Teubner text (M. Manilii Astronomica, 2nd ed. [Stuttgart, 1998]); the translations are adapted from the same scholar’s Loeb edition. 35 18:35 P1: KNY/FFX P2: FFX/FFX 0521831024c02 QC: FFX/FFX T1: FFX CB709-Bouston-v4 May 25, 2004 Katharina Volk share of the divine, and because the universe actively wishes to reveal itself to him.
See T. Breiter, M. Manilii Astronomica, 2 vols. 119–121, and L¨ uhr, “Ratio und Fatum,” 137, n. 2. E. Flores, “Aspetti della traduzione manoscritta e della recostruzione testuale in Manilio,” in Manilio fra poesia e scienza: Atti del convegno Lecce, 14–16 maggio 1992, ed. D. Liuzzi (Galatina, 1993), 9–19, here 19 (see also the same scholar’s apparatus criticus in S. Feraboli, E. Flores, and R. Scarcia, Manilio: Il poema degli astri [Astronomica], 2 vols. 119–121 and Its Background Ultimately, though, the question of the lines’ authenticity hinges on their interpretation.