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By Ingvild Saelid Gilhus

Consulting a variety of key texts and resource fabric, Animals, Gods and Humans covers 800 years and offers a detailed analysis of early Christian attitudes to, and the location of, animals in Greek and Roman existence and thought.

Both the pagan and Christian conceptions of animals are wealthy and multilayered, and Ingvild Sælid Gilhus expertly examines the dominant issues and advancements within the notion of animals.

Including research of: biographies of figures such as Apollonus of Tyana; average historical past; the recent testomony through Gnostic texts; the church fathers; and from pagan and Christian feedback of animal sacrifice, to the acts of martyrs, the resource fabric and specified research incorporated during this quantity make it a veritable ceremonial dinner of knowledge for all classicists.

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