By Richard Miles
The essays in developing Identities in past due Antiquity situation themselves with the topic of identification, an more and more renowned subject in Classical experiences. via particular discussions of specific Roman texts and pictures, the participants express not just how those texts have been used to create and organise specific visions of past due old society and tradition, but additionally how structures of identification and tradition contributed to the fashioning of 'late antiquity' right into a detailed old interval.
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5) and the definitively barbaric16 practice of human sacrifice (which is, however, finally abolished in the Aethiopica). 3). Although these features in no way define the Ethiopians as Greek (Dionysus is a paradigmatically ‘Oriental’ god, for example), they serve to portray Ethiopia in terms assimilable to a Greek, or at least Hellenised, readership. Heliodorus’ Ethiopia is an odd, culturally hybrid place. What I want to stress, however, is Heliodorus’ crucial innovation in finishing his journey at the edge of the (Greek) world.
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0d. 21– 2) is signalled. 28 Death, then, plays an important metaphorical role for Heliodorus in the establishment of patterns of transition to adulthood and identity. 4; Ethiopia is also associated with death at Plut. Brut. 2). 29 This imagery must be taken in the playful spirit of the Aethiopica as a whole, of course, but playfulness should not automatically be taken for triviality. Geography, then, is a crucial structuring device for this text. Indeed, this is reflected in the larger architectonics of the narrative.