Humans as Gods in the Greco-Roman World
Lecture no. 3 from the course: How Jesus Became God
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.