- Häftad (Paperback / softback)
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- State University of New York Press
- Wallis, Richard T.
- Total Illustrations: 0
- 229 x 151 x 30 mm
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- 810 g
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The conflict of religions during the Christianization of the Greco-Roman aristocracy in Late Antiquity is typified by Synesius (ca. A.D. 365/70-414?), an old-fashioned pagan Neoplatonist who studied under Hypatia at Alexandria, yet who in A.D. 410...