Homer, the Bible, and Beyond: Literary and Religious Canons in the Ancient World

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INDEX
Alexandria 169, 189, 192, 199, 204–6, 224
the bishops of 188
Alexandrian
canons 133, 137–8, 140, 195
critics 139
era 97
Library 133, 144
Platonists 203
research 146
scholars 92, 133–5. 137, 143–4, 237
theologians 179
the Alexandrians 195, 202
Allegorical interpretation 92–3, 124, 327–8, 245
Archives 10, 66, 70, 124
Aristotle 86, 88, 93, 122, 124–5, 143, 196–9, 201, 204–5, 207
Augustine 161, 197, 220
Avesta 6, 8, 63–6, 69–71, 73–4, 270
Bible 2, 5, 6, 27, 29, 35–6, 38, 43, 54, 56, 90–1, 154, 156, 161, 165, 169, 171, 182, 186–8, 191, 22833, 235–40, 243, 247–8, 252, 270 See also Old Testament, New Testament, Hebrew Bible, Torah, Septuagint, Gospels
Biblical canon 53, 178
Buddhist tradition 3, 156, 157, 267
Christian canon 175–7, 182, 192, 227, 229–30
Christianity 3–5, 7, 30, 50–1, 95, 153, 157, 158, 160, 162–5, 167–8, 171–3, 175–6, 217, 219, 221, 223–5, 275
Church 176, 180, 220–1
Early 159–60, 164–6
Church Fathers 176, 204
Cicero 134, 136, 142
Clement of Alexandria 179, 181

Classicus 131, 149

Closing of canon 31, 35–6, 38, 67, 73, 92, 150, 176, 192, 214–15, 228, 270
Codex 7, 65, 167–71, 187
Commentaries 22, 73–4, 86, 134, 170, 200–1, 204, 210, 251, 260
Confucian classics 5, 267–8, 272–6
Cultural identity 84, 96, 237, 271
See also Foundational texts, Selfdefinition through text, Textual communities
Cuneiform 9–10, 18, 28
Curriculum 126, 270
Confucian 272
Platonic 200, 204, 206
Old Babylonian 18
Rabbinic 239, 243
See also Reading lists
Dead Sea Scrolls, see Qumran Deuteronomy 30, 33, 37, 39, 41–5, 53, 57–62
the Deuteronomists 39, 58–9, 61
Education 8, 28, 126, 140–1, 149, 161–2, 195–7, 200, 210, 237, 270
Elementary 91
Philosophical 199, 201
See also Curriculum, Schools, Reading lists, School texts
Elite 148, 150, 162, 275
education 195
esoteric 262
Rabbinical 265
Esoteric
groups 196
traditions 164, 181, 254–6, 25965, 270–1
transmission 259
works of Aristotle 198–9
Euripides 122, 124–5, 141–2
Exegesis 58, 63, 73–4, 124, 179, 2367, 243, 246–7, 249–50, 255, 260, 269, 271, 273, 275
See also Hermeneutical strategies
Ezra 30, 41, 44, 50, 228
Fixation, textual 7, 14, 17, 27–8, 33–5, 37, 48–9, 91, 97, 99, 102, 105,

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