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Lucian, The Passing Of Peregrinus, 12-13


naninto prison. This was the very thing to lend an air to his favourite arts of clap-trap and wonder-working; he was now a made man. The Christians took it all very seriously: he was no sooner in prison, than they began trying every means to get him out again, — but without success. Everything else that could be done for him they most devoutly did. They thought of nothing else. Orphans and ancient widows might be seen hanging about the prison from break of day. Their officials bribed the gaolers to let them sleep inside with him. Elegant dinners were conveyed in; their sacred writings were read; and our old friend Peregrine (as he was still called in those days) became for them "the modern Socrates.


nanThis was the very thing to lend an air to his favourite arts of clap trap and wonder working; he was now a made man. The Christians took it all very seriously: he was no sooner in prison, than they began trying every means to get him out again,–but without success. Everything else that could be done for him they most devoutly did. They thought of nothing else. Orphans and ancient widows might be seen hanging about the prison from break of day. Their officials bribed the gaolers to let them sleep inside with him. Elegant dinners were conveyed in; their sacred writings were read; and our old friend Peregrine (as he was still called in those days) became for them “the modern Socrates.”


nanIn some of the Asiatic cities, too, the Christian communities put themselves to the expense of sending deputations, with offers of sympathy, assistance, and legal advice. The activity of these people, in dealing with any matter that affects their community, is something extraordinary; they spare no trouble, no expense. Peregrine, all this time, was making quite an income on the strength of his bondage; money came pouring in. You see, these misguided creatures start with the general conviction that they are immortal for all time, which explains the contempt of death and voluntary self-devotion which are so common among them; and then it was impressed on them by their original lawgiver that they are all brothers, from the moment that they are converted, and deny the gods of Greece, and worship the crucified sage, and live after his laws. All this they take quite on trust, with the result that they despise all worldly goods alike, regarding them merely as common property. Now an adroit, unscrupulous fellow, who has seen the world, has only to get among these simple souls, and his fortune is pretty soon made; he plays with them.


nanIn some of the Asiatic cities, too, the Christian communities put themselves to the expense of sending deputations, with offers of sympathy, assistance, and legal advice. The activity of these people, in dealing with any matter that affects their community, is something extraordinary; they spare no trouble, no expense. Peregrine, all this time, was making quite an income on the strength of his bondage; money came pouring in. You see, these misguided creatures start with the general conviction that they are immortal for all time, which explains the contempt of death and voluntary self devotion which are so common among them; and then it was impressed on them by their original lawgiver that they are all brothers, from the moment that they are converted, and deny the gods of Greece, and worship the crucified sage, and live after his laws. All this they take quite on trust, with the result that they despise all worldly goods alike, regarding them merely as common property. Now an adroit, unscrupulous fellow, who has seen the world, has only to get among these simple souls, and his fortune is pretty soon made; he plays with them.


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1. Ignatius, To The Philadelphians, 4.1 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

4.1. Be ye careful therefore to observe one eucharist (for there is one flesh of our Lord Jesus Christ and one cup unto union in His blood; there is one altar, as there is one bishop, together with the presbtery and the deacons my fellow-servants), that whatsoever ye do, ye may do it after God.
2. Ignatius, To The Ephesians, 2.2, 3.2, 4.1 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

2.2. May I have joy of you always, if so be I am worthy of it. It is therefore meet for you in every way to glorify Jesus Christ who glorified you; that being perfectly joined together in one submission, submitting yourselves to your bishop and presbytery, ye may be sanctified in all things. 3.2. But, since love doth not suffer me to be silent concerning you, therefore was I forward to exhort you, that ye run in harmony with the mind of God: for Jesus Christ also, our inseparable life, is the mind of the Father, even as the bishops that are settled in the farthest parts of the earth are in the mind of Jesus Christ. 4.1. So then it becometh you to run in harmony with the mind of the bishop; which thing also ye do. For your honourable presbytery, which is worthy of God, is attuned to the bishop, even as its strings to a lyre. Therefore in your concord and harmonious love Jesus Christ is sung.
3. Ignatius, To The Magnesians, 6.1-6.2, 15.1 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

6.1. Seeing then that in the aforementioned persons I beheld your whole people in faith and embraced them, I advise you, be ye zealous to do all things in godly concord, the bishop presiding after the likeness of God and the presbyters after the likeness of the council of the Apostles, with the deacons also who are most dear to me, having been entrusted with the diaconate of Jesus Christ, who was with the Father before the worlds and appeared at the end of time. 6.2. Therefore do ye all study conformity to God and pay reverence one to another; and let no man regard his neighbour after the flesh, but love ye one another in Jesus Christ always. Let there be nothing among you which shall have power to divide you, but be ye united with the bishop and with them that preside over you as an ensample and a lesson of incorruptibility. 15.1. The Ephesians from Smyrna salute you, from whence also I write to you. They are here with me for the glory of God, as also are ye; and they have comforted me in all things, together with Polycarp bishop of the Smyrnaeans. Yea, and all the other churches salute you in the honour of Jesus Christ. Fare ye well in godly concord, and possess ye a stedfast spirit, which is Jesus Christ.
4. Ignatius, To The Philadelphians, 4.1 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

4.1. Be ye careful therefore to observe one eucharist (for there is one flesh of our Lord Jesus Christ and one cup unto union in His blood; there is one altar, as there is one bishop, together with the presbtery and the deacons my fellow-servants), that whatsoever ye do, ye may do it after God.
5. Ignatius, To The Smyrnaeans, 12.2 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

6. New Testament, 1 Thessalonians, 2.1-2.10 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

2.1. For you yourselves know, brothers, our visit to you wasn't in vain 2.2. but having suffered before and been shamefully treated, as you know, at Philippi, we grew bold in our God to tell you the gospel of God in much conflict. 2.3. For our exhortation is not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in deception. 2.4. But even as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who tests our hearts. 2.5. For neither were we at any time found using words of flattery, as you know, nor a cloak of covetousness (God is witness) 2.6. nor seeking glory from men (neither from you nor from others), when we might have claimed authority as apostles of Christ. 2.7. But we were gentle in the midst of you, as when a nurse cherishes her own children. 2.8. Even so, affectionately longing for you, we were well pleased to impart to you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because you had become very dear to us. 2.9. For you remember, brothers, our labor and travail; for working night and day, that we might not burden any of you, we preached to you the gospel of God. 2.10. You are witnesses with God, how holy, righteously, and blamelessly we behaved ourselves toward you who believe.
7. New Testament, 2 John, 5, 10 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

8. New Testament, Acts, 6.5 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

6.5. These words pleased the whole multitude. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch;
9. New Testament, Apocalypse, 7.9 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

7.9. After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude, which no man could number, out of every nation and of all tribes, peoples, and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands.
10. New Testament, Philippians, 4.15-4.16 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

4.15. You yourselves also know, you Philippians, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no assembly had fellowship with me in the matter of giving and receiving but you only. 4.16. For even in Thessalonica you sent once and again to my need.
11. New Testament, Romans, 15.16-15.29, 15.32 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

15.16. that I should be a servant of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, ministering as a priest the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be made acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. 15.17. I have therefore my boasting in Christ Jesus in things pertaining to God. 15.18. For I will not dare to speak of any things except those which Christ worked through me, for the obedience of the Gentiles, by word and deed 15.19. in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of God's Spirit; so that from Jerusalem, and around as far as to Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ; 15.20. yes, making it my aim to preach the gospel, not where Christ was already named, that I might not build on another's foundation. 15.21. But, as it is written, "They will see, to whom no news of him came. They who haven't heard will understand. 15.22. Therefore also I was hindered these many times from coming to you 15.23. but now, no longer having any place in these regions, and having these many years a longing to come to you 15.24. whenever I journey to Spain, I will come to you. For I hope to see you on my journey, and to be helped on my way there by you, if first I may enjoy your company for a while. 15.25. But now, I say, I am going to Jerusalem, serving the saints. 15.26. For it has been the good pleasure of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor among the saints who are at Jerusalem. 15.27. Yes, it has been their good pleasure, and they are their debtors. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, they owe it to them also to serve them in fleshly things. 15.28. When therefore I have accomplished this, and have sealed to them this fruit, I will go on by way of you to Spain. 15.29. I know that, when I come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ. 15.32. that I may come to you in joy through the will of God, and together with you, find rest.
12. Anon., Marytrdom of Polycarp, 10.1 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

10.1. 1 But when he persisted again, and said: "Swear by the genius of Caesar," he answered him: "If you vainly suppose that I will swear by the genius of Caesar, as you say, and pretend that you are ignorant who I am, listen plainly: I am a Christian. And if you wish to learn the doctrine of Christianity fix a day and listen.
13. Gellius, Attic Nights, 8.3, 12.11 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

14. Justin, First Apology, 16.8 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

15. Justin, Dialogue With Trypho, 35.3-35.6, 80.2-80.5, 133.6 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

16. Lucian, Alexander The False Prophet, 39, 38 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

38. It was with his eye on this Italian propaganda, too, that he took a further step. This was the institution of mysteries, with hierophants and torch bearers complete. The ceremonies occupied three successive days. On the first, proclamation was made on the Athenian model to this effect: ‘If there be any atheist or Christian or Epicurean here spying upon our rites, let him depart in haste; and let all such as have faith in the God be initiated and all blessing attend them.’ He led the litany with, ‘Christians, avaunt!’ and the crowd responded, ‘Epicureans, avaunt!’ Then was presented the child bed of Leto and birth of Apollo, the bridal of Coronis, Asclepius born. The second day, the epiphany and nativity of the God Glycon.
17. Lucian, Apology, 12 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

18. Lucian, The Double Indictment, 27 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

27. Gentlemen, the defendant was no more than a boy — he still spoke with his native accent, and might at any moment have exhibited himself in the garb of an Assyrian — when I found him wandering up and down Ionia, at a loss for employment. I took him in hand; I gave him an education; and, convinced of his capabilities and of his devotion to me (for he was my very humble servant in those days, and had no admiration to spare for anyone else), I turned my back upon the many suitors who sought my hand, upon the wealthy, the brilliant and the high born, and betrothed myself to this monster of ingratitude; upon this obscure pauper boy I bestowed the rich dowry of my surpassing eloquence, brought him to be enrolled among my own people, and made him my fellow citizen, to the bitter mortification of his unsuccessful rivals. When he formed the resolution of travelling, in order to make his good fortune known to the world, I did not remain behind: I accompanied him everywhere, from city to city, shedding my lustre upon him, and clothing him in honour and renown. of our travels in Greece and Ionia, I say nothing: he expressed a wish to visit Italy: I sailed the Ionian Sea with him, and attended him even as far as Gaul, scattering plenty in his path.For a long time he consulted my wishes in everything, was unfailing in his attendance upon me, and never passed a night away from my side.
19. Lucian, The Passing of Peregrinus, 13-19, 21, 23-24, 26-30, 43, 9, 11 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

20. Lucian, The Syrian Goddess, 1.8 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

21. Tatian, Oration To The Greeks, 25 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

22. Tertullian, On Flight In Persecution, 13 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

23. Eusebius of Caesarea, Ecclesiastical History, 5.16-5.21, 5.18.5-5.18.11 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

5.18.5. And again a little farther on he speaks thus concerning one of their confessors:So also Themiso, who was clothed with plausible covetousness, could not endure the sign of confession, but threw aside bonds for an abundance of possessions. Yet, though he should have been humble on this account, he dared to boast as a martyr, and in imitation of the apostle, he wrote a certain catholic epistle, to instruct those whose faith was better than his own, contending for words of empty sound, and blaspheming against the Lord and the apostles and the holy Church. 5.18.6. And again concerning others of those honored among them as martyrs, he writes as follows:Not to speak of many, let the prophetess herself tell us of Alexander, who called himself a martyr, with whom she is in the habit of banqueting, and who is worshipped by many. We need not mention his robberies and other daring deeds for which he was punished, but the archives contain them. 5.18.7. Which of these forgives the sins of the other? Does the prophet the robberies of the martyr, or the martyr the covetousness of the prophet? For although the Lord said, 'Provide neither gold, nor silver, neither two coats,' these men, in complete opposition, transgress in respect to the possession of the forbidden things. For we will show that those whom they call prophets and martyrs gather their gain not only from rich men, but also from the poor, and orphans, and widows. But if they are confident, let them stand up and discuss these matters, that if convicted they may hereafter cease transgressing. For the fruits of the prophet must be tried; 'for the tree is known by its fruit.' 5.18.9. But that those who wish may know concerning Alexander, he was tried by Aemilius Frontinus, proconsul at Ephesus; not on account of the Name, but for the robberies which he had committed, being already an apostate. Afterwards, having falsely declared for the name of the Lord, he was released, having deceived the faithful that were there. And his own parish, from which he came, did not receive him, because he was a robber. Those who wish to learn about him have the public records of Asia. And yet the prophet with whom he spent many years knows nothing about him! Exposing him, through him we expose also the pretense of the prophet. We could show the same thing of many others. But if they are confident, let them endure the test. 5.18.11. Again, in another part of his work he speaks as follows of the prophets of whom they boast:If they deny that their prophets have received gifts, let them acknowledge this: that if they are convicted of receiving them, they are not prophets. And we will bring a multitude of proofs of this. But it is necessary that all the fruits of a prophet should be examined. Tell me, does a prophet dye his hair? Does a prophet stain his eyelids? Does a prophet delight in adornment? Does a prophet play with tables and dice? Does a prophet lend on usury? Let them confess whether these things are lawful or not; but I will show that they have been done by them.
24. Papyri, Papyri Graecae Magicae, 4.475-4.834 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

25. Ammianus Marcellinus, History, 29.1.38-29.1.39 (4th cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

29.1.38. After all these matters had been examined with sharp eye, the emperor, in answer to the question put by the judges, under one decree ordered the execution of all of the accused; and in the presence of a vast throng, who could hardly look upon the dreadful sight without inward shuddering and burdening the air with laments—for the woes of individuals were regarded as common to all—they were all led away and wretchedly strangled except Simonides; him alone that cruel author of the verdict, maddened by his steadfast firmness, had ordered to be burned alive. 29.1.39. Simonides, however, ready to escape from life as from a cruel tyrant, and laughing at the sudden disasters of human destiny, stood unmoved amid the flames; imitating that celebrated philosopher Peregrinus, surnamed Proteus, According to Lucian, who wrote his biography, he was a Cynic; he was born at Parion on the Hellespont, and died in Olympiad 236 (A.D. 165). who, when he had determined to depart from life, at the quinquennial Olympic festival, in the sight of all Greece, mounted a funeral pyre which he himself had constructed and was consumed by the flames.
26. Eusebius of Caesarea, Chronicon, 236

27. Papyri, P.Oxy., 42.3015



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achilles tatius Geljon and Vos, Rituals in Early Christianity: New Perspectives on Tradition and Transformation (2020) 86
acta martyrum ix Tabbernee, Fake Prophecy and Polluted Sacraments: Ecclesiastical and Imperial Reactions to Montanism (2007) 218
addressee Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 182
aemilius frontinus (proconsul) Tabbernee, Fake Prophecy and Polluted Sacraments: Ecclesiastical and Imperial Reactions to Montanism (2007) 218
age, old Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
age, youth Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 183
alexander (martyr from eumeneia) Tabbernee, Fake Prophecy and Polluted Sacraments: Ecclesiastical and Imperial Reactions to Montanism (2007) 218
alexander (montanist) Tabbernee, Fake Prophecy and Polluted Sacraments: Ecclesiastical and Imperial Reactions to Montanism (2007) 218
alexander of abonoteichus Nicklas and Spittler, Credible, Incredible: The Miraculous in the Ancient Mediterranean. (2013) 104
alexander of abonouteichos Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176, 183
allusion Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 182
altar, in pergamon Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 532
ammianus marcellinus Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 183
anonyma (montanist prophetess at pepouza) Tabbernee, Fake Prophecy and Polluted Sacraments: Ecclesiastical and Imperial Reactions to Montanism (2007) 218
anonymous (anti-montanist) Tabbernee, Fake Prophecy and Polluted Sacraments: Ecclesiastical and Imperial Reactions to Montanism (2007) 218
anti-judaism Lieu, Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004) 169
antioch Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
antipas, martyr Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 532
apollonius (anti-montanist) Tabbernee, Fake Prophecy and Polluted Sacraments: Ecclesiastical and Imperial Reactions to Montanism (2007) 218
apology (literary genre) Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
apuleius Geljon and Vos, Rituals in Early Christianity: New Perspectives on Tradition and Transformation (2020) 86
asia (roman province) Tabbernee, Fake Prophecy and Polluted Sacraments: Ecclesiastical and Imperial Reactions to Montanism (2007) 218
asia minor Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 182
athenagoras Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 183
athens Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
authenticity Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 182
beauty, attitude towards Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 183
biography Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
bishop Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 98
canon Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 98
christiani Fleury and Schmidt, Perceptions of the Second Sophistic and Its Times - Regards sur la Seconde Sophistique et son époque(2010) 33
christianisme Fleury and Schmidt, Perceptions of the Second Sophistic and Its Times - Regards sur la Seconde Sophistique et son époque(2010) 33
christianity, lucian on Neusner Green and Avery-Peck, Judaism from Moses to Muhammad: An Interpretation: Turning Points and Focal Points (2022) 165
christianity/christians, spread Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 532
christianity Edelmann-Singer et al., Sceptic and Believer in Ancient Mediterranean Religions (2020) 155
christianity = cristianismî, christians, graeco-roman views of Lieu, Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004) 267
christians, christianity Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176, 183
church Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 182
community, community formation Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 183
community Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 182
consciousness Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 98
counsellor Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 98
cult, mysteries, rituals, foundation Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
cynics, cynic views Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176, 183
cyprus Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 183
dea syria Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
death Edelmann-Singer et al., Sceptic and Believer in Ancient Mediterranean Religions (2020) 155; Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176, 183
deification Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
demonax of cypros Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 183
diakone Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 182
dialogues (literary genre) Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
dioskoros (martyr) Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 98
duty Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 183
education, philosophical schools Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 183
education Fleury and Schmidt, Perceptions of the Second Sophistic and Its Times - Regards sur la Seconde Sophistique et son époque(2010) 33; Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
egypt Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
emperor, roman Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
ephesos, christianity Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 532
ephesos, seven cities/epistles in the revelation Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 532
euphrates Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
eusebius of caesarea Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 183
family, household Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
fraud Nicklas and Spittler, Credible, Incredible: The Miraculous in the Ancient Mediterranean. (2013) 104
gaul Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
glycon Nicklas and Spittler, Credible, Incredible: The Miraculous in the Ancient Mediterranean. (2013) 104
god Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 98
goetes, religious charlatans/fraud Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
greece, greek philosophers Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
greek learning Merz and Tieleman, Ambrosiaster's Political Theology (2012) 93
hadrian Edelmann-Singer et al., Sceptic and Believer in Ancient Mediterranean Religions (2020) 155
healing Nicklas and Spittler, Credible, Incredible: The Miraculous in the Ancient Mediterranean. (2013) 104
hellenism Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
heracles Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
hercules Edelmann-Singer et al., Sceptic and Believer in Ancient Mediterranean Religions (2020) 155
heresy, heretics Lieu, Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004) 267
herodian, writer Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 532
herodotus Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
hierapolis Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
history Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 182
household codes Lieu, Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004) 169
identity Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 98
ignatius of antioch Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 182
imitation Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 183
immolation, self-immolation Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
individual Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
italy Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
jesus Merz and Tieleman, Ambrosiaster's Political Theology (2012) 93
john, presbyter and evangelist, author of revelation Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 532
judge Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 98
justin martyr Merz and Tieleman, Ambrosiaster's Political Theology (2012) 93
labelling Lieu, Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004) 267
lang(u)age Fleury and Schmidt, Perceptions of the Second Sophistic and Its Times - Regards sur la Seconde Sophistique et son époque(2010) 33
laodikeia on lykos Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 532
littérature/literature Fleury and Schmidt, Perceptions of the Second Sophistic and Its Times - Regards sur la Seconde Sophistique et son époque(2010) 33
love Lieu, Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004) 169
lucian Neusner Green and Avery-Peck, Judaism from Moses to Muhammad: An Interpretation: Turning Points and Focal Points (2022) 165; Nicklas and Spittler, Credible, Incredible: The Miraculous in the Ancient Mediterranean. (2013) 104
lucian of samosata Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 182; Merz and Tieleman, Ambrosiaster's Political Theology (2012) 93; Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
lucianus Fleury and Schmidt, Perceptions of the Second Sophistic and Its Times - Regards sur la Seconde Sophistique et son époque(2010) 33
lucius verus Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
magic Edelmann-Singer et al., Sceptic and Believer in Ancient Mediterranean Religions (2020) 155; Nicklas and Spittler, Credible, Incredible: The Miraculous in the Ancient Mediterranean. (2013) 104
marcion Lieu, Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004) 267
marcus aurelius Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
martyrdom, martyr, sacrifice Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 98
martyrdom/martyrs Tabbernee, Fake Prophecy and Polluted Sacraments: Ecclesiastical and Imperial Reactions to Montanism (2007) 218
martyrs/martyrdom Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 532
martyrs Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 183
menander rhetor Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 183
menippos of gadara Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
ministry Lieu, Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004) 169
mithras liturgy Nicklas and Spittler, Credible, Incredible: The Miraculous in the Ancient Mediterranean. (2013) 104
narration/narrative Fleury and Schmidt, Perceptions of the Second Sophistic and Its Times - Regards sur la Seconde Sophistique et son époque(2010) 33
neolithic/chalcolithic age (ca. Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 532
nicolaitans, sect Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 532
nigrinus Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 183
olympia Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
oracles Nicklas and Spittler, Credible, Incredible: The Miraculous in the Ancient Mediterranean. (2013) 104
orphan Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 532
pagan, pagans, pagan gods Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 98
pagan, pagans Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 98
palestine Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 182; Merz and Tieleman, Ambrosiaster's Political Theology (2012) 93
parion Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 183
parody Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 182
parthians Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
pepouza (near karayakuplu) Tabbernee, Fake Prophecy and Polluted Sacraments: Ecclesiastical and Imperial Reactions to Montanism (2007) 218
peregrinos proteus of parion, cynic and christian itinerant priest Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 532
peregrinus Fleury and Schmidt, Perceptions of the Second Sophistic and Its Times - Regards sur la Seconde Sophistique et son époque(2010) 33
peregrinus (proteus) Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 98
peregrinus of parion Merz and Tieleman, Ambrosiaster's Political Theology (2012) 93
pergamon, altar Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 532
pergamon, christianity Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 532
persecution Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 98
philadelpheia in lydia Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 532
phileas Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 98
philippi Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 182
philistines, philosophy, christianity as Lieu, Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004) 267
plato, platonism, platonic views Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 183
polycarp Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 182
polycarpe (martyr, martyrdom of) Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 98
porphyry Neusner Green and Avery-Peck, Judaism from Moses to Muhammad: An Interpretation: Turning Points and Focal Points (2022) 165
preachers Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 183
presbyter Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 182
prophetess, prophetesses Tabbernee, Fake Prophecy and Polluted Sacraments: Ecclesiastical and Imperial Reactions to Montanism (2007) 218
pseudepigraphy Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 182
pythagoras, pythagorean views Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176, 183
pythagoras of samos Merz and Tieleman, Ambrosiaster's Political Theology (2012) 93
reality Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 182
repetition Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 182
rhetoric Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176, 183
rome, cultural tradition Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
rome, provinces Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
sacrifice, sacrificial Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 98
satire (literary genre) Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 176
sects Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 183
self-representation Fleury and Schmidt, Perceptions of the Second Sophistic and Its Times - Regards sur la Seconde Sophistique et son époque(2010) 33
sender Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 182
smyrna/smyrnaeans Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 532
smyrna Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 182
socrates Maier and Waldner, Desiring Martyrs: Locating Martyrs in Space and Time (2022) 98; Merz and Tieleman, Ambrosiaster's Political Theology (2012) 93; Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 183
sophia Fleury and Schmidt, Perceptions of the Second Sophistic and Its Times - Regards sur la Seconde Sophistique et son époque(2010) 33
sophists Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 183
statues, as medium Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 183
style Fleury and Schmidt, Perceptions of the Second Sophistic and Its Times - Regards sur la Seconde Sophistique et son époque(2010) 33
syriac language Merz and Tieleman, Ambrosiaster's Political Theology (2012) 93
teachers Marek, In the Land of a Thousand Gods: A History of Asia Minor in the Ancient World (2019) 532
tertullian Rüpke and Woolf, Religious Dimensions of the Self in the Second Century CE (2013) 183
theatricality Fleury and Schmidt, Perceptions of the Second Sophistic and Its Times - Regards sur la Seconde Sophistique et son époque(2010) 33
themiso Tabbernee, Fake Prophecy and Polluted Sacraments: Ecclesiastical and Imperial Reactions to Montanism (2007) 218
time (temporality) Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 182
tradition Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 182
valentinus Lieu, Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004) 267
voluntary martyrdom ix, xxxvi' Tabbernee, Fake Prophecy and Polluted Sacraments: Ecclesiastical and Imperial Reactions to Montanism (2007) 218
women, and christianity Lieu, Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004) 169