Teachers and Texts in the Ancient World
Philosophers, Jews and Christians
Routledge – 2000 – 352 pages
Teachers and Texts in the Ancient World presents a comprehensive and accessible survey of religious and philosophical teaching and classroom practices in the ancient world. H. Gregory Snyder synthesizes a wide range of ancient evidence and modern scholarship to address such questions as how the literary practices of Jews and Christians compared to the literary practices of the philosophical schools and whether Christians were particularly noteworthy for their attatchment to scripture.
Teachers and Texts in the Ancient World will be of interest to students of classics, ancient history, the early Christian world and Jewish studies.
'…the study as a whole is richly suggestive and highly recommended.' - Gerald F. Downing, Theological Book Review
'Snyder has written a detailed, erudite and comprehensive work that explores the use of texts in teaching settings in a wide spectrum of the ancient world.' - Robert M. Royalty, Jr, BKT Assistant Professor of Religion, Wabash College, Indiana, Reviews in Religion and Theology
'Snyder is a careful and meticulous scholar whose command of the ancient literature is impressive … Snyder has materially advanced our knowledge of how Greeks, Romans, Jews, and early Christians actually interacted with and treated their texts.' - Elizabeth DePalma Digeser, Journal of Religious History