Themistios als Bewahrer der antiken Religion

K. Csízy, Katalin (2013) Themistios als Bewahrer der antiken Religion. Acta Classica Universitatis Scientiarum Debreceniensis, XLIX (I.). pp. 347-354. ISSN 0418 – 453X

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Themistios, who was a most honoured ancient Greek orator in the 4th century, praised the Christian emperors of the Roman Empire in his panegyrics. Many of his pagan contemporaries considered him an opportunist and they were opposed to him for making Platonic philosophy popular. Yet we think that especially pagans should have shown more respect to him, because Themistios’s orations made Christian rulers treat pagans less hard than they were treated earlier. In this study we are focusing on Themistios’s 5th oration in which the author articulated the objectives of religious tolerance in a surprisingly modern way. We have examined the sources of a well known place (Or. 5, 70ab – ed. Downey) in the text through notions like ’hosiotes – eusebeia’ and we have reached to his deservedly much –quoted par excellence term even among Christians, to philanthropy.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion / filozófia, pszichológia, vallás > BL Religion / vallás
Depositing User: Dr. Katalin Csízy
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2014 09:38
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2014 09:38

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