The Cult of Mithras in Late Antiquity

Development, Decline and Demise ca. A.D. 270-430

Author: David Walsh, 2018

Series: Late Antique Archaeology (Supplementary Series), Volume: 2

In The Cult of Mithras in Late Antiquity David Walsh explores how the cult of Mithras developed across the 3rd and 4th centuries A.D. and why by the early 5th century the cult had completely disappeared. Contrary to the traditional narrative that the cult was violently persecuted out of existence by Christians, Walsh demonstrates that the cult’s decline was a far more gradual process that resulted from a variety of factors. He also challenges the popular image of the cult as a monolithic entity, highlighting how by the 4th century Mithras had come to mean different things to different people in different places.

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The Development of the Cult of Mithras in Late Antiquity

The Decline of the Cult I: The Evidence

The Decline of the Cult II: Explaining the Decline

The Fate of Mithraea


Gazetteer of Mithraea Active in the 4th c. and Those That Exhibit Evidence of Christian Iconoclasm

Mithraea Constructed and Repaired ca. AD 201–400

Late Antique Archaeology



Plotinus’ Legacy
The Transformation of Platonism from the Renaissance to the Modern Era

Editor: Stephen Gersh

Publication planned for: April 2019


The extensive influence of Plotinus, the third-century founder of “Neoplatonism,” on intellectual thought from the Renaissance to the modern era has never been systematically explored. This collection of new essays fills the gap in the scholarship, thereby casting a spotlight on a current of intellectual history that is inherently significant. The essays take the form of a series of case-studies on major figures in the history of Neoplatonism, ranging from Marsilio Ficino to Henri-Louis Bergson and moving through Italian, French, English, and German philosophical traditions. They bring clarity to the terms “Platonism” and “Neoplatonism,” which are frequently invoked by historians but often only partially understood, and provide fresh perspectives on well-known issues including the rise of “mechanical philosophy” in the sixteenth century and the relation between philosophy and Romanticism in the nineteenth century. The volume will be important for readers interested in the history of thought in the early-modern and modern ages.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Stephen Gersh

Part I. The Italian Renaissance
1. Marsilio Ficino as Commentator on Plotinus: Some Case Studies – Stephen Gersh
2. Giovanni Pico della Mirandola on Virtue, Happiness and Magic – Brian Copenhaver

Part II. Sixteenth-Century France
3. Jacques Lefèvre d’Étaples and Charles de Bovelles on Platonism, Theurgy, and Intellectual Difficulty – Richard J. Oosterhoff
4. Symphorien Champier on Medicine, Theology and Politics – Guido Giglioni

Part III. The “Cambridge Platonists”
5. Henry More and Descartes – David Leech
6. Ralph Cudworth as Interpreter of Plotinus – Douglas Hedley
7. John Smith on the Immortality of the Soul – Derek A. Michaud

Part IV. German Romanticism
8. Schelling and Plotinus – Thomas Leinkauf
9. Hegel’s Programmatic Recourse to the Ancient Philosophy of Intellect – Jens Halfwassen

Part V. The Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries
10. Henri-Louis Bergson and Plotinus – Wayne J. Hankey
11. Plotinus and Modern Scholarship: From Ficino to the Twenty-First Century – Kevin Corrigan.


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L’héritage philosophique de l’Antiquité à l’époque tardo-antique et médiévale
Séminaire dirigé par Anca Vasiliu
Ousia : essence ou substance ?
Programme janvier-juin 2019


17 janvier, 14h30-18h30,Sorbonne Université, Maison de la recherche, salle D040 (rdc)

Franco Ferrari (Univ. de Salerno) : Le terme ousia représente-t-il chez Platon un pollachos legomenon ?

Elsa Grasso (Univ. de Nice) : L’ousia dans le Sophiste et le Théétète


7 février, 14h30-18h30,Sorbonne Université, Maison de la recherche, salle D040 (rdc)

Francesco Aronadio (Univ. Roma 2 Tor Vergata) : Neither substance nor essence: Plato’s ousia

Pauliina Remes (Univ. d’Uppsala) : Ousia thematic in Plotinus


21 mars, 14h30-18h30,Sorbonne Université, Maison de la recherche, salle D040 (rdc)

Adrien Lecerf (Centre Léon Robin, CNRS-Sorbonne Univ.) : Essence, puissance, activité dans l’Antiquité tardive

Izabela Jurasz (Centre Léon Robin, CNRS-Sorbonne Univ.) : Ituta – itya – itye : comment Bardesane et Éphrem décrivent l’ousia de Dieu


11 avril, 14h30-18h30,Sorbonne Université, Maison de la recherche, salle D040 (rdc)

Eyjolfur K. Emilsson (Univ. d’Oslo) : Being and thinking in Plotinus: which comes first or are they equal?

Sylvain Roux (Univ. de Poitiers) : L’ousia, le substrat et le problème de l’intellection selon Plotin


16 mai, 14h30-18h30,Sorbonne Université, Maison de la recherche, salle D040 (rdc)

Annick Jaulin (Univ. Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) : Ousia et sterêsis chez Aristote

Silvia Fazzo (Milan) : Retour sur ousia chez Aristote et Alexandre d’Aphrodise


13 juin, 14h-19h,Sorbonne Université, Maison de la recherche, salle D040 (rdc)

Francesco Fronterotta (Univ. de Rome La Sapienza) : Le modèle, la copie, le réceptacle : l’ousia et ses degrés dans le Timée de Platon

Cristina Viano (Centre Léon Robin, CNRS-Sorbonne Univ.) : Ousia et matière : l’énigme de la prôtê hulê

Enrico Berti (Univ. de Padoue) : Substance et essence, entre Aristote et Thomas d’Aquin


Le programme complet du séminaire est consultable sur le site:

L’art du sous-entendu

Laurent Pernot, 2018

Cet ouvrage, savant mais accessible et spirituel, est consacré au rôle très particulier d’une figure de style qui, depuis l’Antiquité, est au service de la politesse  ou des pires ruses : le sous-entendu.

Fines allusions, esquives polies, ambiguïtés volontaires ou non : dans notre vie quotidienne, les sous-entendus sont partout. Nous sommes entraînés à les employer et à les décrypter. Mais avons-nous songé aux implications de ce phénomène ? Il ne se limite pas à des ruses ponctuelles et représente à lui seul une dimension du langage et des rapports sociaux. Le sous-entendu plonge ses racines dans une lecture allégorique du monde. Il est utilisé en littérature et en politique, notamment comme arme contre les totalitarismes. Il pose de délicats problèmes d’interprétation, car qui dit sous-entendu dit risque de malentendu.
Deux moments clés sont mis en relation : l’Antiquité classique et la Modernité, depuis les philosophes et les sophistes grecs de l’Empire romain jusqu’à Stendhal, Balzac, Aragon ou Foucault, en passant par Hemingway, Orwell et d’autres. La démonstration s’appuie sur des exemples, des citations et des études de cas, tantôt graves, tantôt drôles – parfois osés. Pour la première fois, vous est proposée une enquête d’ensemble sur le non-dit et le dire autrement. Ce livre aura atteint son but s’il aide à voiler et à dévoiler, à mieux dire et à mieux recevoir.

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Table des matières


Page de titre

Du même auteur



Les politesses de la vie quotidienne

Romans feuilletés

Jeux de rôle

Débats et petites phrases

Fables, énigmes, proverbes

Déchiffrer le monde




Coptic SCRIPTORIUM (Sahidic Corpus Research: Internet Platform for Interdisciplinary multilayer Methods) is a collaborative, digital project created by Caroline T. Schroeder (University of the Pacific) and Amir Zeldes (Georgetown University).

Contact us! Send an email to or add an issue to one of our repositories on GitHub.

Support for Coptic SCRIPTORIUM has been provided by:

  • The National Endowment for the Humanities Office of Digital Humanities and Division of Preservation and Access
  • The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF; partner project KOMeT)
  • The Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University
  • The Institute for German Language and Linguistics, Humboldt University in Berlin
  • Grants from the Pacific Fund, Faculty Research Committee, College Research Fund, and Department of Religious and Classical Studies at the University of the Pacific
  • Canisius College

The Coptic SCRIPTORIUM research team includes:

  • Caroline T. Schroeder, the University of the Pacific
  • Amir Zeldes, Georgetown University
  • Elizabeth Platte, Reed College, Digital Humanities Specialist and Project Manager (2015-); editor and encoder/annotator(2013-)
  • Rebecca S. Krawiec, Canisius College, senior editor and encoder/annotator, translator (2013-)
  • Christine Luckritz Marquis, senior editor and encoder/annotator, translator (2014-)
  • So Miyagawa, University of Göttingen, editor and encoder/annotator, translator (2014-)
  • Elizabeth Davidson, Southern School of Energy and Sustainability, editor and encoder/annotator (2015-)
  • Dana Robinson, Creighton University, editor and encoder/annotator, translator (2016-)
  • Shuo Zhang, architecture and infrastructure (2015-)
  • Emma Manning, architecture and infrastructure (2016-)
  • Dave Briccetti, programmer and consultant (2015-)
  • Anthony Alcock, University of Kassel, translator (2015)
  • Janet Timbie, the Catholic University of America, editor and annotator (2013)
  • Eliese-Sophia Lincke, Humboldt University (2014-)
  • Bridget Almas, Perseus Digital Library, consultant for SCRIPTORIUM (2014-)

Advisory Board:

  • Alain Delattre, Assistant Professor, Department of Languages and Literatures, Université libre de Bruxelles;
  • Eitan Grossman, Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics and the School of Language Sciences, Hebrew University.
  • Marco Büchler, Head of the eTRAP Research Group, Institute of Computer Science, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
  • Maged S. A. Mikhail, Professor of History, California State University, Fullerton, and Managing Editor of Coptica, the Journal for Coptic Studies.
  • Ellen Muehlberger, Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies and History, University of Michigan.
  • Joshua Salyers, University of the Pacific Digital Collections Librarian.
  • Laura Slaughter, Associate Professor, Centre for Scalable Data Access, Department of Informatics, University of Oslo.
  • Janet A. Timbie Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures, Catholic University of America.

Our logo and website brand were designed by Alison King, Assoc. Prof. of Graphic Design at the Art Institute of Phoenix and Founding Editor and Designer of Modern Phoenix.

  1. Schroeder and A. Zeldes gratefully acknowledge the following individuals and organizations for their contributions to the project:
  • The Corpus dei Manoscritti Copti Letterari (Coptic lexicon and other materials)
  • Stephen Emmel, University of Münster
  • Eric E. Johnson
  • Tito Orlandi, Ph.D., Sapienza University, Rome; the University of Hamburg
  • The ANNIS team at Humboldt University for providing so many customizations
  • David Brakke, the Ohio State University
  • Alin Suciu, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Partner Projects:

  • KOMeT
  • The Göttingen Coptic Old Testament Project
  • The Database and Dictionary of Greek Loanwords in Coptic (Leipzig University, Freie Universität)
  • Diliana Atanassova, FWF Project P22641-G19 « The Canons of Apa Johnannes the Archimandrite, » University of Salzburg
  • Institut für neutestamentliche Textforschung (Münster)
  • Perseus Digital Library
  • Open Philology
  • SaltNPepper
  • Research Data Alliance (providing use cases)

Former members of our team:

  • David Sriboonreuang, University of the Pacific student, intern and project manager (2015)
  • Lauren McDermott, the University of the Pacific student; TEI encoder and HTML programmer (2013-14)
  • Alex Dickerson, the University of the Pacific, student; TEI encoder and programmer (2013)
  • Luke Hollis, Archimedes Digital, consultant and programmer for canonical referencing system (2014-2015)
  • Yanrui Liu, M.A., University of the Pacific, repository and website managment (2014-2015)
  • Edwin Ko, Georgetown University, annotation interface development (2014)

A project bibliography is available at Zotero

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Les mots de la paix

Programme de recherche en lexicographie historique


Ce programme de recherche international en lexicographie historique  a pour ambition d’explorer le champ lexical de la paix dans plusieurs cultures de la Méditerranée orientale et de l’Orient pour l’Antiquité et le Moyen-Âge.

La paix, peut être entendue comme l’harmonie entre les peuples, ou la bonne entente entre les citoyens d’une ville ou d’un pays, ou bien la paix avec soi-même, soit un état de bien-être intérieur, voire un état atteint dans le cadre d’une démarche spirituelle.

Mais cette définition peut ne pas être celle de certaines cultures où les référents seront autres. Ainsi, en arabe, à l’époque médiévale, il y a peu de mot pour exprimer l’entente irénique avec l’Autre. En revanche, les notions comme l’arrêt de la guerre, le pacte, la conciliation offrent un vocabulaire très riche.

Autrement dit, nous ne travaillons pas sur un mot, mais sur un champ lexical, celui des relations non guerrières avec l’autre ou, éventuellement, avec soi.

Ces études de lexicographie historique portent sur des textes écrits en sumérien, akkadien, ougaritique, nabatéen, langues sudarabiques épigraphiques, en égyptien ancien, hébreu, copte, arabe, turc ottoman, persan, latin, grec, dans les langues de l’Anatolie hittite, en mongol, arménien, hindi, malay, sanscrit, chinois.

Les chercheurs de l’équipe examinent des textes inscrits sur différents supports (tablettes, inscriptions, papyrus, parchemin, papier…), dans divers genres littéraires (documents officiels, correspondances privées, textes littéraires ou religieux…), dans leurs co-textes (qualificatifs et déterminants laudatifs ou péjoratifs) et dans leurs contextes sociaux et historiques. Ceci pour rendre compte, sur la longue durée, des référents et des conceptions du champ lexical de la paix dans différentes épistémès.

Ces travaux donneront lieu à plusieurs ouvrages.

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Filiación VII

Cultura pagana, religión de Israel, orígenes del cristianismo


Andrés Sáez Gutiérrez, Guillermo Cano Gómez, Clara Sanvito (éd.), 2018


El volumen VII de Filiación. Cultura pagana, religión de Israel, orígenes del cristianismo recoge las Actas de las XIII y XIV Jornadas de Estudio «La filiación en los inicios de la reflexión cristiana», organizadas por la Facultad de Literatura Cristiana y Clásica San Justino (Universidad Eclesiástica San Dámaso, Madrid) en noviembre de 2015 y 2016.
En esta ocasión, seis de las diez ponencias que lo componen guardan relación, dentro del epígrafe «orígenes del cristianismo», con Valentín y la corriente valentiniana, uno de los grupos llamados tradicionalmente «gnósticos», fundamental para entender el desarrollo histórico y teológico en dicha época. Una es un status quaestionis de la investigación actual sobre los valentinianos. Cuatro están dedicadas al grupo valentiniano presentado por Ireneo de Lyon en los capítulos iniciales del primer libro del Adversus haereses: la primera trata de escrutar su concepción acerca del Dios trascendente; la segunda aborda el primer paso hacia la Economía mediante la emisión del Nous; la tercera estudia la formación del Hijo y la de Sofía, figura equivalente de algún modo al Espíritu Santo de los eclesiásticos; y la cuarta explica la cosmología y la figura del demiurgo según la ideología de dicha corriente. Además, el volumen presenta un estudio acerca de la noticia de Ireneo sobre el propio Valentín.
Tres de las cuatro ponencias restantes están dedicadas a diversos pasajes o libros bíblicos. Así, dentro del ámbito de la religión de Israel, el volumen cuenta con un estudio de 2 Samuel 7,14 («Yo seré para él padre y él será para mí hijo») y de su recepción en el judaísmo y en el cristianismo del siglo i d. C. Por lo que se refiere al Nuevo Testamento, el lector encontrará un estudio acerca de la paternidad y la filiación en la Carta a los Efesios y otro acerca de las diversas familias, humana y divina, de las que dan testimonio las Cartas Pastorales. Finalmente, el volumen cuenta con una contribución dedicada al estudio de la genealogía de Jesús según la comprensión de Justino mártir.

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Presentación: Andrés Sáez Gutiérrez

Abreviaturas utilizadas


  • 2 Samuel 7,14: Origen, desarrollo y primera recepción cristiana: Maurizio Girolami


  • Paternidad y filiación en la Carta a los Efesios: Andrés Sáez Gutiérrez
  • Hijos amados. Familias de Dios en las Cartas Pastorales: Thomas Söding
  • María y la genealogía del hijo de David en Justino mártir: Christophe Guignard


  • Los valentinianos. Un ensayo de status quaestionis: Fernando Bermejo y Francesco Berno
  • Ἀχώρητος καὶ ἀόρατος: El Dios invisible (AH I,1,1-9): Joaquín Blas Pastor
  • Algunos elementos de la generación del Hijo según la noticia de AH I,1,1: la concepción del nous: Andrés Sáez Gutiérrez
  • La filiación, la pasión de Sophia y la formación del Pléroma (adversus haereses I,2 y I,4): Manuel Aroztegi
  • Achamot, el alma del mundo valentiniana y su relación con el demiurgo (Ireneo, AH I,5): Lautaro Roig Lanzillotta
  • Ecos pitagóricos y platónicos en el sistema de Valentín apud Ireneo AH I,11,1: Patricio de Navascués Benlloch

Índice bíblico

Índice onomástico

Mode et philosophie: Ou le néoplatonisme en silhouette, 1470-1500 

de Anne Kraatz, 2005


Pourquoi telle mode plutôt qu’une autre ? Par quoi la mode vestimentaire d’une époque est-elle déterminée ? Est-ce le fruit du hasard, le résultat de la frivolité de certains imposée à tous ? Ou bien le vêtement est-il le véritable reflet matériel d’un système de pensée, organiquement adopté par toute une société à un moment donné ? Cet ouvrage se propose de faire la démonstration qu’il existe bien un rapport intime entre la mode vestimentaire et la pensée d’un moment.
Les aspects mathématiques et géométriques de la philosophie néoplatonicienne de la Renaissance, toute occupée à définir le beau, en faisaient le terrain idéal pour une étude sur le lien entre pensée philosophique et matérialité vestimentaire. C’est donc cette période qui a été choisie pour mettre à l’essai une méthode d’analyse de la mode, fondée sur une approche nouvelle des sources textuelles et iconographiques.
La silhouette, c’est-à-dire les contours du corps vêtu, y est définie comme l’élément constitutif et normatif de la mode. Cette silhouette est représentée par une simple figure géométrique archétypale, à la fois symbolique et technique : le rectangle ou le triangle, selon que le corps social qui l’adopte se reconnaît dans l’angélisme asexué mais masculinisant des années néoplatoniciennes, ou au contraire dans la sexualité courtoise mais féminisée de la fin du Moyen-Âge.
À d’autres moments de l’histoire, d’autres systèmes de pensée et de mode auront prévalu, cependant la méthode présentée ici devrait permettre d’établir les liens qui les rendent à chaque fois dépendants l’un de l’autre.

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Table of Contents

L’amour platonique et les néoplatoniciens
L’esprit de la mode néoplatonicienne : climat et influences
Les expressions de la sexualité et leurs effets sur la mode néoplatonicienne
Formes géométriques et formes symboliques dans la construction du vêtement
La mode et la silhouette
La construction géométrique
La démonologie vestimentaire des années 1450-1475, ou la silhouette triangulaire
Le néoplatonisme vestimentaire ou la silhouette rectangulaire, 1745-1500
Propagation en France de la mode néoplatonicienne

Gli oracoli degli dèi greci nella Teosofia di Tubinga


Lucia Maddalena Tissi, 2018


Alessandria, fine del V secolo d.C. La città è centro di dibattiti teologici e filosofici, non sempre pacifici, che vedono partecipi cristiani ed elleni (alias pagani). Dopo la rivolta del pagano Illo (484-488) il patriarca Pietro Mongo stipula un misterioso accordo con il filosofo neoplatonico Ammonio, probabilmente una sorta di tregua tra le due comunità. In tale contesto si inserisce la Teosofia, un’opera indirizzata a dimostrare la consonanza tra filosofia pagana e teologia cristiana secondo un’esigenza sinfonica squisitamente tardoantica. Sopravvissuta in forma di epitome bizantina nel manoscritto Tub. Mb 27, da cui la denominazione Teosofia di Tubinga, questo scritto testimonia un tentativo di risemantizzazione cristiana di testi pagani. Nel presente volume si analizza la parte che riguarda gli oracoli degli dèi greci: le parole di Apollo, Sarapide, Hermes, sono interpretate dall’autore, la cui identità rimane ignota, in senso cristiano. I commenti superstiti svelano un’impostazione neoplatonica, riflesso dell’insegnamento praticato nelle scuole filosofiche cittadine.

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