Plutarch in the Religious and Philosophical Discourse of Late Antiquity

Plutarch in the Religious and Philosophical Discourse of Late Antiquity

PREZZO : EUR 149,00€

ISBN 9004234748
EAN 9789004234741

Edited by: , Contributors: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


, 14





Publisher's description:
The works of Plutarch, notably his Moralia, provide us with exceptional evidence to reconstruct the spiritual and intellectual atmosphere of the first centuries CE. As a priest of Apollo at Delphi, Plutarch was a first range witness of ancient religious experience; as a Middle Platonist, he was also actively involved in the developments of the philosophical school. Besides, he also provided a more detached point of view both regarding numerous religious practices and currents that were permeating the building of ancient pagan religion and the philosophical views of other schools. His combining the insider and the sensitive observer's perspectives make Plutarch a crucial starting point for the understanding of the religious and philosophical discourse of Late Antiquity.

Table of contents:
I. Plutarch and Philosophy
1. Plutarch on the Sleeping Soul and the Waking Intellect and Aristotle's Double Entelechy Concept
Abraham P. Bos
2. The Doctrine Of The Passions: Plutarch, Posidonius And Galen
Francesco Becchi
3. The Adventitious Motion of the Soul (Plut., Stoic. rep. 23, 1045 B-F) and the Controversy between Aristo of Chios and the Middle Academy
Raúl Caballero
4. Plutarch and "Pagan Monotheism"
Frederick Brenk
5. Socrates and Alcibiades: a notorious σκάνδαλον in the later Platonist tradition
Geert Roskam
6. Salt in the holy water Plutarch's Quaestiones Naturales in Michael Psellus' De omnifaria doctrina
Michiel Meeusen
II. Plutarch and Religion
7. Iacchus In Plutarch
Ana Isabel Jiménez San Cristóbal
8. Plutarch's Idea of God in the Religious and Philosophical Context of Late Antiquity
Lautaro Roig Lanzillotta
9. Plutarch as Apollo's priest at Delphi
Angelo Casanova
10. Plutarch's Attitude Towards Astral Biology
Aurelio Pérez Jiménez
11. "Cicalata sul fascino volgarmente detto jettatura": Plutarch, quaestio convivalis 5.7
Paola Volpe Cacciatore
12. The Eleusinian Mysteries and political timing in the Life of Alcibiades
Delfim F. Leão
13. Μυστηριῶδης θεολογία: Plutarch's fr. 157 Sandbach between cultual traditions and philosophical models
Rosario Scannapieco
14. A non-fideistic interpretation of ‘pistis' in Plutarch's Writings: The harmony between ‘pistis' and knowledge
George van Kooten
15. The colors of the souls
Israel Muñoz Gallarte