`Review from previous edition ... essential reading to any student of antiquity: patristic scholars and philosophers of God alike.' Journal of Early Christian Studies
`What this book demonstrates ... is the plain absurdity of equating paganism with polytheism. ... It will henceforth be the fundamental study of this difficult but fascinating subject.' Times Literary Supplement
`... sure to become a seminal work ... of interest to scholars, college students, and the general reader interested in theology.' History
Chosen by George Steiner as his best book of 2000 in the Times Literary Supplement
About the Author
Polymnia Athanassiadi is a Professor of Late Antique History, University of Athens. Michael Frede is a Professor of the History of Philosophy, and Fellow of Keble College, Oxford.