By Antonia Tripolitis
This enticing quantity strains the advance of the central Western religions and their philosophical possible choices from the beginnings of Alexander the Greats empire in 331 B.C.E. to the emergence of the Christian international within the fourth century C.E. Antonia Tripolitis examines the increase of the Hellenistic-Roman global and offers a complete assessment of its ideals and practices, their sociopsychological and ancient improvement, normal styles of suggestion, and the explanations for his or her good fortune or failure. Her paintings examines Mithraism, Hellenistic Judaism, Christianity, and Gnosticism in addition to the philosophies of Stoicism, Epicureanism, and heart Platonism. it is usually a evaluate of the vital secret cults, Demeter at Eleusis, Dionysus, Isis, and Cybele or Magna Mater. in keeping with the main trustworthy, up to date examine at the old international, Religions of the Hellenistic-Roman Age is preferrred for periods in early Christianity, overdue antiquity, and comparable subject matters taught in departments of heritage, faith, and classics.