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Heliodorus’ Aethiopica: A New Patristic Context

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  • Katherine Krauss

Abstract

This article argues that reading Heliodorus’ Aethiopica alongside post-Nicene Patristic texts sheds new light on its place within the multifaceted religious world of Late Antiquity. Through an analysis of three discrete test cases, this article brings to light the complexities of the Aethiopica’s incorporation of ideas which are prominent in contemporary Christian thought.  In so doing, it presents new evidence for the fourth-century context in which Heliodorus produced his work.

Author Biography

Katherine Krauss

Katherine Krauss is currently a Clarendon Scholar at Oxford University, where she is completing a DPhil dissertation on Macrobius’ Saturnalia. She has previously studied at Columbia University and Pembroke College, Cambridge. While her research focuses mainly on Latin texts from the fourth and fifth centuries CE, she is also interested imperial and late antique works of prose more generally, including the Greek and Latin novels.

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2021-02-09

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