Table of contents for The social world of intellectuals in the Roman Empire : sophists, philosophers, and Christians / Kendra Eshleman.

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Introduction; 1. Inclusion and identity; 2. Contesting competence: the ideal of self-determination; 3. Expertise and authority in the early church; 4. Defining the circle of sophists: Philostratus and the construction of the Second Sophistic; 5. Becoming orthodox: heresiology as self-fashioning; 6. Successions and self-definition; 7. 'From such mothers and fathers': succession narratives in early Christian discourse.

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HISTORY / Ancient / General. -- bisacsh