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Title Plutarch in the religious and philosophical discourse of late antiquity / edited by Lautaro Roig Lanzillotta, Israel Műnoz Gallarte.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.

Series Ancient Mediterranean and medieval texts and contexts ; volume 14
Ancient Mediterranean and medieval texts and contexts ; v. 14.
Subject Plutarch. -- Congresses.
Philosophy, Ancient -- Congresses.
Alt Name Roig Lanzillotta, Lautaro.
Muñoz Gallarte, Israel.
International Plutarch Society.
Description 1 online resource.
Note Title from PDF title page (viewed on Dec. 3, 2012).
Papers from the XI Congress of the International Plutarch Society held June 2010.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Plutarch at the crossroads of religion and philosophy / Lautaro Roig Lanzillotta -- Plutarch and philosophy -- Plutarch on the sleeping soul and the waking intellect and Aristotle's double entelechy concept / Abraham P. Bos -- The doctrine of the passions: Plutarch, Posidonius and Galen / Francesco Becchi -- The adventitious motion of the soul (Plut., Stoic. rep. 23, 1045b-f) and the controversy between Aristo of Chios and the middle academy / Raul Caballero -- Plutarch and "pagan monotheism" / Frederick Brenk -- Socrates and Alcibiades: a notorious skandalon in the later Platonist tradition / Geert Roskam -- Salt in the holy water : Plutarch's Quaestiones naturales in Michael Psellus' De omnifaria doctrina / Michiel Meeusen -- Plutarch and religion -- Iacchus in Plutarch / Ana Isabel Jimenez San Cristobal -- Plutarch's idea of god in the religious and philosophical context of late antiquity / Lautaro Roig Lanzillotta -- Plutarch as Apollo's priest at Delphi / Angelo Casanova -- Plutarch's attitude towards astral biology / Aurelio Perez Jimenez -- "Cicalata sul fascino volgarmente detto jettatura": Plutarch, Quaestio convivalis 5.7 / Paola Volpe Cacciatore -- The Eleusinian mysteries and political timing in the life of Alcibiades / Delfim F. Leao -- Mysteriodes theologia: Plutarch's Fr. 157 Sandbach between cultual traditions and philosophical models / Rosario Scannapieco -- A non-fideistic interpretation of 'pistis' in Plutarch's writings: the harmony between 'pistis' and knowledge / George van Kooten -- The colors of the souls / Israel Munoz Gallarte.
Summary Either as insider or as sensitive observer, Plutarch provides us with exceptional evidence to reconstruct the spiritual and intellectual atmosphere of the first centuries CE. This collection of articles sheds important light on the religious and philosophical discourse of Late Antiquity.
ISBN 9789004236851 (electronic bk.)
9004236856 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 820020677