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Inimica amicitia: friendship and the notion of exclusion in early Christian Latin literature

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This thesis discusses the notion of amicitia in early Christian literature. By examining letters and normative texts ranging from the third to the early fifth century, the study illuminates not only how contemporary authors shaped friendship conceptually but also how these concepts relate to the actual social practice. Typically, scholars confine their reading of Christian friendship to the late antique period. In so doing, they approach amicitia either as a particular kind of rel...

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Lincoln College
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Department:
Corpus Christi College
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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