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The Rhetoric of PIETAS: The Pastoral Epistles and Claims to Piety in the Roman Empire
This dissertation reads the Pastoral Epistles alongside imperial propaganda, monumental inscriptions, and philosophical writings of the Roman period to determine how claims to piety (Greek: εὐσέβεια, Latin: pietas) advanced ...
The Use of Slaves in Early Christianity: Slaves as Subjects of Life and Thought
Early Christianity emerged within an empire built on the backs of slaves. Christians likewise participated in the slaveholding practices of the Roman Empire. Christians owned slaves, were slaves, and made use of enslaved ...