Kingdom of Snow

Kingdom of Snow investigates the impact of Roman rule in Cappadocia and the fate of classical Greek culture in an increasingly Christian society.

Kingdom of Snow
Roman Rule and Greek Culture in Cappadocia

Raymond Van Dam

2002 | 336 pages | Cloth $55.00
History | Classics | Religion
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Table of Contents

Introduction

BADLANDS
1. "The Viper Died": Local Notables and Imperial Rule
2. "The Hook Hidden in the Bait": The Rewards of Giving
3. "The Singing of the Sirens": Service in the Imperial Administration
4. The Highlander

EMPIRE AND PROVINCE
5. "Surpass Me with Your Generosity": Provincial Governors and Tax Assessors
6. "Men in an Oven": Emperors in Cappadocia
7. "Birds Cowering Before an Eagle": Basil and Valens' Court at Antioch
8. "Everything Yields to Theodosius": Gregory of Nazianzus at Constantinople

CULTURE WARS
9. "A True Hellene Among the Cappadocians": Julian in Asia Minor
10. Basil's "Outline of Virtue"
11. Gregory of Nazianzus and the Philosopher Emperor

Epilogue: Admonishment and Compassion

Abbreviations
Notes
Editions and Translations
1. The Cappadocian Fathers
2. Ancient Authors and Texts
Bibliography
Index