Twilight of the Gods: Greek Cult Places and the Transition to Late Antiquity

Conference Paper

Overarching Themes II
Friday 2021-10-15
17:00 | 19:00
Place: Swedish Institute at Athens & Zoom

Writing the History of Pagan Temples in the Sixth Century

Aude Busine, 2021-10-15, Time: 17:00 - 17:40

Abstract

This paper is about the way the Greek Christian chronographer John Malalas wrote the history of temples in the sixth century. Malalas’ Chronographia has usually been disqualified as a truthful account and the idea that his work is a mere puzzle of data which he (badly) took from many authors has been an obstacle to the study of his work as a whole. In this paper, we shall see to what extent the many mentions of temples throughout his world history are coherent and may reveal the author’s own conception of pagan cult buildings.

About the Author(s)

Université Libre de Bruxelles

Aude Busine
Aude Busine

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