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This volume contains a selection of papers presented at the conference 'Orality, Literacy and Religion in the Ancient World,' hosted by the Classics Department of the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, in collaboration with the Department of Ancient History of Utrecht University in July 2008. Of the twenty papers included in this volume, five, partly overlapping, areas of study are covered: Greek literature, Greek law, Greek and Roman religious texts, Roman literature and Early Christian literature. The first set of papers in the volume focuses on the role of religion and the divine in Greek literature. The next set of four papers focuses on Greek law. With the contributions of Rodríguez-Mayorgas, Karanika and Addey, the focus shifts firmly towards the Roman world. Three further contributions are centred on Roman pagan literature. Finally, three contributions deal with the literature of the early Christians in the Roman Empire.

Keywords: Christian; divine; Greek law; Greek literature; literacy; orality; religion; Roman



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