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Humans as Gods in the Greco-Roman World

Lecture no. 3 from the course: How Jesus Became God

Humans as Gods in the Greco-Roman World

Taught by Professor Bart D. Ehrman | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

Delve further into the interface between the human and the divine in pagan cultures. Examine narratives describing people born of the sexual union of gods with mortals, highlighting examples such as Alexander the Great. In the Roman and Egyptian worlds, look at cases of humans who were exalted to the status of gods.

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