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Greco-Roman Associations: Texts, Translations, and Commentary: II. North Coast of the Black Sea, Asia Minor
Harland, Philip, editor

Berlin: de Gruyter, 2014 pp. xxx + 565. €99.95

Series Information
Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft, 204


Description: Private associations organized around a common cult, profession, ethnic identity, neighbourhood or family were common throughout the Greco-Roman antiquity, offering opportunities for sociability, cultic activities, mutual support and a context in which to display and recognize virtuous achievement. This second volume collects a representative selection of inscriptions from associations based on the North Coast of the Black Sea and in Asia Minor, published with English translations, brief explanatory notes, commentaries and full indices. This volume is essential for several areas of study: ancient patterns of social organization; the organization of diasporic communities in the ancient Mediterranean; models for the structure of early Christian groups; and forms of sociability, status-displays, and the vocabularies of virtue.

Subjects: Greco-Roman Literature, Literature

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Review by D. Clint Burnett
Published 10/5/2017
Citation: D. Clint Burnett, review of Philip Harland, ed., Greco-Roman Associations: Texts, Translations, and Commentary: II. North Coast of the Black Sea, Asia Minor, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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