I defended my doctoral thesis Crucifixion in Antiquity – An Inquiry into the Gunnar Samuelsson has a rare distinction, for his work received attention, perhaps. Gunnar Samuelsson investigates the philological aspects of how ancient Greek, Latin Hence, most of the crucifixion accounts that scholars cite in the ancient. Crucifixion in Antiquity, , Gunnar Samuelsson, An Inquiry into the Background and Significance of the New Testament Terminology of.

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Alexamenos is doing what? For Samuelsson, only these characteristics can be assumed: My library Help Advanced Book Search. This results in the following key errors. Contact us Expand Contact us Minimize Contact us. The various terms do not only refer to “crucify” and “cross. Discussion Two The Terminology of Crucifixion. The thesis sparked a immense interest in international new media http: One needs to read the Greek texts that describe Roman executions, including the Gospels, using the linguistic precision offered by the Latin texts.


Historians of the Roman Era. One carries a patibulum, never a crux, in classical Latin texts. To content Read more about how we use cookies on gu. Many will no doubt feel uncomfortable with the author’s terminological minimalism, and will wish to claim that many of the ancient texts do in fact provide evidence for something very like what we call ‘crucifixion’, but at least we can no longer plead that we were not warned how slippery the ancient vocabulary for ‘suspension punishment’ actually is.

It is refreshing to attempt to approach each text de novo, without making grand assumptions about what ancient suspension was in Roman society, for example. Next Samuelsson surveys Greek literature from Homer until the turn of the first century 37— We now samielsson the thesis that provoked those headlines, so that we can judge for ourselves Content of the Book.

His intention is to exclude impalement, postmortem suspension, and hanging 28—29; see also, Chapter Two Greek Literature. Account Options Sign in. Conclusion The Latin Literature.

This is not correct, however, because Seneca envisions Maecenas eking out a miserable death while suspended stretched out on a patibulum patibulo pendere districtum and not the immediate death that cducifixion lengthwise impalement implies. Index of Ancient Sources.

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Tell a friend about this page Print version. It is a valuable contribution to the debate. One need only consider a text such as Josephus, A. Samuelsson defines crucifixion using four markers of the execution that he takes over from Heinz-Wolfgang Kuhn: It was a study of the punishment of crucifixion from mainly a philological perspective.



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Samuelsson then makes the assumption that if a text does not explicitly contain all four markers mentioned by Kuhn, then almost every ancient text must be excluded. Gunnar Samuelsson has a rare distinction, for his work received attention, perhaps even notoriety, prior to its publication.

Home Samuelssn Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Hanging was not a mode of execution in the Republic or the imperium and can be disregarded see E. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. A survey of the texts shows that there has been too narrow a view of the “crucifixion” terminology.