07 - Rel 121 1/11/2007 12:39:00 PM Context of Biblical text...

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Rel 121 11/01/2007 15:39:00 Context of Biblical text Greek culture and influence in a Roman empire (political power centered in  Rome) Books such as Longus were first printed on parchment, and eventually printed Much was lost, as it did not get printed Menander wrote many plays but only one survived ( Old Cantankerous) Papyrus o Writing surface made from plants o Did not survive anywhere except for Egypt, because of its arid dry  climate o Made from fibers of a papyrus plants (341-291 bc) wrote comedy always based around religious festivals o Dionysus – god of theater and wine Menander’s play was presented during Lenaia festival for  Dionysus (Jan 11-13, 316bc) Old Cantankerous - Dyskolos Set in the chora of Athens Main character – old cantankerous – Knemon (independent peasant – owns  his own land) o Basic peasant because he is always working
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2008 for the course REL 121g taught by Professor Hock during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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