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Contents List of Figures 00 List of Tables 00 Abbreviations 00 Acknowledgements 00 List of Abbreviations 00 Introduction: Gauging Violence in Late Antiquity 1 H. A. Drake Part 1 Assessing Violence in Late Antiquity 1 Perceptions of Barbarian Violence 13 Walter Pohl 2 Violent Behavior and the Construction of Barbarian Identity 25 in Late Antiquity Ralph Mathisen 3 Violence in the Barbarian Successor Kingdoms 35 Wolf Liebeschuetz 4 The Isaurian incident of Ammianus Marcellinus 14.2 45 Linda Honey 5 The Inn as a Place of Violence and Danger in Rabbinic Literature 55 Tziona Grossmark 6 "A Question of Faith? Persecution and Political Centralization in the 67 Sasanian Empire of Yazdgard II (438¿457 CE) Scott McDonough Part 2 "Legitimate" Violence 7 Violence, Victims and the Legal Tradition in Late Antiquity 83 Jill Harries 8 Violence and Living Conditions in Prisons of Late Antique Egypt 101 Sofia Torallas Tovar 9 Coercion, Resistance and ¿The Command Economy¿ in Late 111 Roman Aperlae Bill Leadbetter 10 Making Late Roman Taxpayers Pay: Imperial Government Strategies 125 and Practice Hartmut Ziche 11 Desires of the Hangman: Augustine on Legitimised Violence 135 Gillian Clark 12 'Kindly Correction from a Merciful God': Pain, Purgation and Justice 145 in Late Antique Conceptions of the Afterlife Isabel Moreira 13 Exiled Bishops and Clergymen in the Christian Empire: 155 Victims of Imperial Violence? Eric Fournier 14 Reasoned Violence and Shifty Frontiers: Shared Victory in the 165 Late Roman East Thomas Sizgorich Part 3 Violence and Rhetoric 15 Bad Boys: Circumcellions and Fictive Violence 177 Brent D. Shaw 16 Teaching Violence in the Schools of Rhetoric 195 Janet Davis 17 Doing Violence to the Image of an Empress: The Destruction 203 of Eudoxia's Reputation Wendy Meyer 18 The Thessalonian Affair in the Fifth-Century Histories 213 Daniel Washburn 19 "Kill All the Dogs!' or 'Apollonius Says!': Two Stories 223 Against Punitive Violence Jacqueline Long 20 Epiphanius of Cyprus and the Geography of Heresy 233 Young Kim 21 Cyclic Violence and the Poetics of Negotiation in Pre-Islamic Arabia 251 Clarissa Burt Part 4 Religious Violence 22 Rethinking Pagan-Christian Violence 263 Michele Salzman 23 Bookburning in the Christian Roman Empire 285 Daniel Sarefield 24 Christianizing the Rural Communities of Late Roman Africa: 295 A Process of Coercion or Persuasion? David Riggs 25 Hellenic Heritage and Christian Challenge: 307 Conflict over Panhellenic Sanctuaries in Late Antiquity Amelia Brown 26 Embodied Theologies: Popular Mobilization and Violence 319 in Alexandria in the Early Arian Controversy Carlos Galvao-Sobrinho 27 The Murder of Hypatia: Acceptable or Unacceptable Violence? 331 Edward Watts Conclusion: Violence in Late Antiquity Revisited 341 Martin Zimmermann Bibliography 357 Index 385
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Violence -- Rome -- History -- Congresses.
Rome -- History -- Empire, 284-476 -- Congresses.
Byzantine Empire -- History -- To 527 -- Congresses.
Byzantine Empire -- History -- 527-1081 -- Congresses.