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Author: David Walsh
In The Cult of Mithras in Late Antiquity David Walsh explores how the cult of Mithras developed across the 3rd and 4th centuries A.D. and why by the early 5th century the cult had completely disappeared. Contrary to the traditional narrative that the cult was violently persecuted out of existence by Christians, Walsh demonstrates that the cult’s decline was a far more gradual process that resulted from a variety of factors. He also challenges the popular image of the cult as a monolithic entity, highlighting how by the 4th century Mithras had come to mean different things to different people in different places.
Apologia contra Sanctium Caranzam et quatuor apologiae contra Stunicam
In 1516 Erasmus produced a new Latin translation of the New Testament and the first edition of the Greek New Testament text ever published. The work won much praise and admiration, but also aroused vehement opposition. The most tenacious adversary of Erasmus' New Testament was the Spaniard Diego López de Zúñiga, fervently opposed to Erasmus' aim to translate the New Testament in more classical and more elegant Latin than that of the Vulgate. From 1520 to 1524, Zúñiga, supported by his compatriot Sancho Carranza, published seven attacks on Erasmus. Erasmus defended himself in six apologias (1521-1529). The first of these has been edited in ASD IX, 2. The five remaining apologias, one against Carranza and four against Zúñiga, appear here for the first time in critical editions.