KU Leuven

Leuven Colloquia on Ancient Platonism (LCAP)

Description and organization

The Leuven Colloquia on Ancient Platonism (LCAP) is a lecture series on the history of ancient Platonism (from the Early Academy to Late Antiquity), traditionally an important field of study in Leuven. These lectures will be held on a monthly basis, starting in January 2022, hosted by the KU Leuven Institute of Philosophy and De Wulf-Mansion Centre for Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy and will be given by leading specialists in the history of Platonism. Each year the general theme will be narrowed down through the selection of a specific topic on which the invitees will be asked to speak. For the academic year 2021/2022 (second term only) and 2022/2023 the chosen topic is ‘principle’ (archê).

4-6 pm, Kardinaal Mercierzaal.

All sessions will be accessible also remotely. For both in-person and remote participation, registration on Zoom is necessary. We will send out individual announcements for each talk, with the relevant Zoom link for registration.

Programme

17 October, Charlotte Murgier (Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne): Principles of practical knowledge: Aristotle’s discussion with Plato

14 November, Wiebke Marie-Stock (Bonn/Notre Dame): Turn the mirror of your soul. Plotinus on how to affect memory

Contact

lcap@kuleuven.be​​​​​​

Link

https://hiw.kuleuven.be/dwmc/research/not-another-history-of-platonism/events/LCAP

Platonismus und Christentum

Ihre Beziehungen und deren Grenzen

Platonismus und Christentum

Eve-Marie Becker und Holger Strutwolf, Mohr Siebeck: Tübingen, 2022

Description

The present volume explores the relationship between Platonism and Christianity in late antiquity with regard to concept of God, world formation, creation, providence, and freedom. The contributions by Christoph Markschies, Holger Strutwolf, Christian Pietsch, and Alfons Fürst were presented at a colloquium on the occasion of Barbara Aland’s eighty-fifth birthday and are collected in the present volume together with a reply by the jubilarian and a short introduction by Eve-Marie Becker.

Table of contents

Eve-Marie Becker Platonismus und Christentum. Ihre Beziehungen und deren Grenzen Zur Einführung in diesen Band  p. 1

Christoph Markschies ἦν ποτε ὅτε οὐκ ἦν oder: Schwierigkeiten bei der Beschreibung dessen, was vor aller Zeit war . 11 Holger Strutwolf Ewige Zeugung. Die Paradoxie des absoluten Ursprungs im Neuplatonismus und im christlichen Denken, p. 41

Christian Pietsch Providenz. Getaufter Platonismus am Beispiel von Augustins De Genesi ad litteram, p. 69

Alfons Fürst Freiheit in der römischen Kaiserzeit – platonisch und christlich, p. 89

Barbara Aland Platonismus und Christentum. Ihre Beziehungen und deren Grenzen Ein persönlicher Dank und eine Antwort, p. 121

Indices, p.137

1. Personenregister, p. 137

2. Sachregister, p. 139

Link

https://www.mohrsiebeck.com/en/book/platonismus-und-christentum-9783161618086?no_cache=1

Centre Jean Pépin et LEM

Séminaire platonicien et néoplatonicien

La sophrosúne

Le thème du séminaire platonicien et néoplatonicien de l’année 2022-2023 sera consacré à la sōphrosúnē, «modération, retenue, sobriété» présente dans l’ensemble de la culture et de la littérature grecques et en particulier dans les dialogues platoniciens : le Charmide, le Protagoras, la République et les Lois. Cette étude nous permettra aussi de faire le point sur la place des vertus dans les morales antiques, en particulier platonicienne, sur leurs relations mutuelles, voire sur leur hiérarchie. Ce dont nous traiterons au premier semestre. Par ailleurs, le thème de la sobriété traverse toute l’histoire de la philosophie morale : elle joue un rôle important dans les grandes religions monothéistes, contribue au plus haut point à développer les notions d’umanitá et de civiltá constitutives de l’esprit de la Renaissance
; il n’est pas nécessaire enfin de souligner combien l’émergence du souci écologique qui caractérise notre temps met à nouveau au premier plan cette antique vertu selon il est vrai des modalités nouvelles. Nous consacrerons donc le second semestre à cette longue postérité de l’antique sōphrosúnē. Le séminaire se tiendra tous les lundis de 16 à 18 heures salle Dussane à l’Ecole normale supérieure 45 rue d’Ulm 75005 Paris.

Programme

10 octobre 2022
Luc Brisson, Aspects contrastés de la sōphrosúnē dans le Charmide.

17 octobre 2022
Louis-André Dorion, Sōphrosúnē et enkráteia dans les écrits socratiques de Xénophon

7 novembre 2022
Louis-André Dorion, Socrate et la sōphrosúnē dans les dialogues de Platon

14 novembre 2022

Marco Donato, La vertu e(s)t la richesse. Réflexions sur le bon usage de l’argent dans l’Éryxias attribué à Platon

21 novembre 2022
Anne Merker, La sōphrosúnē selon Aristote : l’être humain et son animalité charnelle

28 novembre 2022
Andrei Timotin, Le végétarisme dans la tradition platonicienne : Plutarque et Porphyre

5 décembre 2022
Suzanne Husson, Les cyniques et le plaisir

12 décembre 2022
Christelle Veillard, La tempérance dans le stoïcisme

9 janvier 2023
Pierre Chiron, Sōphrosúnē : lectures croisées de la Rhétorique d’Aristote et du corpus démosthénien

16 janvier 2023
Véronique Boudon-Millot, La tempérance dans la littérature médicale antique : Galien lecteur de Platon

23 janvier 2023
Jean-Marie Flamand, La sōphrosúnē chez Plotin et Porphyre

30 janvier 2023
Philippe Hoffmann, La sōphrosúnē dans La Vie de Proclus par Marinus

(Texte des organisateurs)

Lien

https://umr8230.cnrs.fr/%C3%A9v%C3%A8nement/seminaire-platonicien-et-neoplatonicien/?instance_id=94#:~:text=Le%20premier%20semestre%202020%2D2021,et%20notamment%20sur%20le%20thumos.

Platonic Texts and Translations

The Prometheus Trust is now publishing a new series of essential late Platonic texts and translations – the fruit of exceptional scholarship from the last 50 years. Each of these volumes is a revised version of its original, and presents parallel Greek texts and English translations, together with extensive notes and indices. The series is in hardback binding.

(Text by the editors)

Link

https://www.brepolsonline.net/series/phr-eb

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Ancient Philosophy and its Reception Seminar SIFAR

Programme

August 24, 2022

Barbara Sattler (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

The role of Proportions in Plato’s Timaeus – a possible rapprochement of body and soul?

This session will be broadcasted by Zoom at noon Mexico City time. Anyone interested should let the conveners know in advance at rsalles@unam.mx. 

Contact

Ricardo Salles – rsalles@unam.mx

Plato today!

Programme

Monday (September 12)

1 – 09:00 – 12:00- Moderator: Bruno Conte (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo)

“Tripartition and the ambiguity of anger in Laws IX, 863b-868a”
Olivier Renaut (Université Paris Nanterre)

Commentary: Luiz Eduardo Freitas (Universidade de São Paulo)

“Sexual Differentiation and What it Means to Be Human in Timaeus

Jill Gordon (Colby College)

Commentary: Priscila Alba (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro)

2 – 14:00 – 17:00 -Moderator: Pedro Dotto (New School for Social Research)

“The Timaeus as a Thought Experiment”

Luca Pitteloud (Universidade Federal do ABC)

Commentary: Samuel Yelton (New School for Social Research)

“Plato’s appropriation of τὸ ἐικός in the Phaedrus

María Angélica Fierro (Universidade de Buenos Aires)

Commentary: Cássio Mercier Ramos (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo)

Tuesday (September 13)

3 – 09:00 – 12:00 – Moderator: Luiz Eduardo Freitas (Universidade de São Paulo)

“Was Plato a dualist? Separation of Body and Soul in Plato’s Phaedo

Gabriele Cornelli (Universidade de Brasília)
Commentary: George Matias de Almeida Júnior (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)

“Wearing Virtue: Plato’s Republic V, 449a-457b and the Socratic Debate on Women’s Nature”

Cinzia Arruzza (New School for Social Research)

Commentary: Fernanda Pio (Universidade de Brasília)

4 – 14:00 – 17:00 – Moderator: Vicente Sampaio (Areté – Centro de Estudos Helênicos)

“Who are We, Where are We?’:  Plato’s Narratives of the Soul”

Andrea Nightingale (Stanford University)

Commentary: Antonio Kerstenetzky (Princeton University)

“Platonic Proportions: Beauty, Harmony and the Good Life”

Angie Hobbs (University of Sheffield)

Commentary: Celso Oliveira Vieira (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

Wednesday (September 14)

5 – 14:00 – 17:00  Moderator: Antonio Kerstenetzky (Princeton University)

“Philosophical dogs: Plato on knowledge and familiarity”

Jessica Moss (New York University)

Commentary: Pedro Dotto (New School for Social Research)

“Troublemakers”
Marco Zingano (Universidade de São Paulo)

Commentary: Luiz Fernando Pereira Aguiar (Universidade de São Paulo)

Contact

Roberto Bolzani (USP, Coordenador) – robertof@usp.br

Lien

https://filosofia.fflch.usp.br/eventos/7621

Plato and Hesiod

G. R. Boys-Stones and J. H. Haubold (eds.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009

Description

It hardly needs repeating that Plato defined philosophy partly by contrast with the work of the poets. What is extraordinary is how little systematic exploration there has been of his relationship with specific poets other than Homer. This neglect extends even to Hesiod, though Hesiod is of central importance for the didactic tradition quite generally, and is a major source of imagery at crucial moments of Plato’s thought. This volume, which presents fifteen articles by specialists on the area, will be the first ever book-length study dedicated to the subject. It covers a wide variety of thematic angles, brings new and sometimes surprising light to a large range of Platonic dialogues, and represents a major contribution to the study of the reception of archaic poetry in Athens.

(Text from the publisher)

Table of contents

Introduction
I. Plato and Hesiod
1:Shepherd, Farmer, Poet, Sophist: Hesiod on his own reception, J. H. Haubold
2:Hesiod and Plato’s History of Philosophy, G. R.Boys-Stones
3:Plato’s Hesiod: An Acquired Taste?, G. W. Most
4:Hesiod in Plato: Second Fiddle to Homer?, Naoko Yamagata
5:Plato’s Hesiod: Not Plato’s Alone, Hugo Koning
6:Hesiod in Classical Athens: Rhapsodes, Orators, and Platonic Discourse, Barbara Graziosi
7:Plato’s Two Hesiods, Andrew L. Ford
II. Individual Dialogues
8:The Seductions of Hesiod: Pandora’s Presence in Plato’s Symposium, Vered Lev Kenaan
9:Hesiod’s Races and Your Own’: Socrates’ ‘Hesiodic’ Project, Helen Van Noorden
10:Plato’s Hesiod and the Will of Zeus: Philosophical Rhapsody in the Timaeus and the Critias, Andrea Capra
11:Chaos Corrected: Hesiod in Plato’s Creation Myth, E. E. Pender
12:Hesiod’s Theogony and Plato’s Timaeus, David Sedley
13:Hesiod in the Timaeus: The Demiurge Addresses the Gods, Mario Regali
14:Hesiod, Plato, and the Golden Age: Hesiodic Motifs in the Myth of the Politicus, Dimitri El Murr
15:On Grey-Haired Babies: Plato, Hesiod, and Visions of the Past (and Future), Christopher Rowe

Link

https://global.oup.com/academic/product/plato-and-hesiod-9780199236343?cc=fr&lang=en&#

Durham University

Project Academy Workshop 3

Philip of Opus, Hermodorus of Syracuse, the Index Academicorum

Description and organization

Speakers, Respondents, and Chairs: Edoardo Benati (SNS-Pisa), Matilde Berti (Durham), Giulia Bonasio (Durham), Carlo Cacciatori (Durham), Giulia De Cesaris (KU Leuven), Pia De Simone (Trier), Eyjólfur Emilsson (Oslo), Kilian Fleischer (Wϋrzburg), Roberto Granieri (KU Leuven), Phillip Horky (Durham), Claudia Luchetti (Tϋbingen), Irmgard Männlein-Robert (Tϋbingen), Maria Cristina Mennutti (Durham), Anna Marmodoro (Durham), Federico Petrucci (Torino), Alessio Santoro (Lyon), Cesare Sinatti (Durham), Karl-Heinz Stanzel (Tϋbingen)

Project Academy is a partnership of scholars based in Durham and Tϋbingen, with the aim of developing a major initiative in the study of the Platonic tradition. At the heart of this project will be a series of critical editions, English and German translations, and commentaries of the fragments (and testimonies) of the members of Plato’s Early (or ‘Old’) Academy (ca. 380–266 BCE). Despite the historical importance of the Early Academy, the fragments of those philosophers who were its members are generally inaccessible: they have never been translated into English or German as a whole, and many of the most recent critical editions date from forty years ago and are difficult to obtain. The English-language editions will eventually be published in the new book series Cambridge Texts and Studies in Platonism (Cambridge University Press).

The third workshop in Durham, delayed from April 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will focus on the methodological and philosophical problems related to three figures of significant interest to the history of Early Platonism: Plato’s amanuensis Philip of Opus, the metaphysician Hermodorus of Syracuse, and the historian/s who contributed to the Index Academicorum, the papyrus history of the Academy found in Herculaneum. Previous workshops treated Speusippus of Athens (Durham, February 2019) and Xenocrates of Chalcedon (Tϋbingen, November 2019). The final workshop in Tϋbingen (TBD) will focus on figures of importance to the later period of the Early Academy, including Polemo of Athens, Crantor of Soli, and Crates of Athens.

 If you would like to participate in this workshop or have other questions concerning Project Academy, please email the Durham co-organizer, Phillip Horky (Phillip.Horky@Durham.ac.uk) by Monday 13 June, 12pm GMT. We have limited funds to support early career scholars and postgraduate students to attend the workshop in person. If you are an early career scholar or postgraduate student and would like to be considered for funding support, please email Dr Horky with a description of why you would like to attend the workshop (200 words or less) and a short provisional budget of travel costs by Monday 13 June, 12pm GMT. If you would like to attend the workshop remotely, please email Dr Horky  by Monday 20 June, 12pm GMT, stating your wish to attend via Zoom.

Programme

Contact
Philip Horky
Link

Études Platoniciennes

Le retour de l’âme

Paris: Les Belles Lettres

Description

Le numéro XVII des Études Platoniciennes est consacré au thème du retour de l’âme dans la tradition platonicienne. Conformément à ses statuts, la rédaction des Études Platoniciennes a confié à un éditeur le soin de coordonner le dossier. Nous adressons nos remerciements à Camille Guigon et Pauline Rates qui ont mené à bien ce travail.

Arnaud Macé a dirigé le Bulletin platonicien, nous lui exprimons notre gratitude.

Le secrétariat éditorial a été assuré par Pauline Sabrier et Olivier Renaut.

(Texte des éditeurs)

Table de matières

Camille Guigon et Pauline Rates. Introduction.
Mauro Bonazzi. Le platonisme : une philosophie de l’exil ?
Fabienne Jourdan. Le retour de l’âme à son lieu d’origine après la mort et sa descente ici-bas selon Numénius.
Marco Zambon. Retour de l’âme et salut de l’homme chez Origène d’Alexandrie [Texte intégral]. 
Luc Brisson. Descente et retour de l’âme chez Plotin et chez Porphyre [Texte intégral]. 
Thomas Vidart. The reactivation of the printed marks coming from the intelligible realities according to Plotinus. 
Christian Girard. L’unité de l’âme, au péril de l’homme ? [Texte intégral]. 
Daniela Patrizia Taormina. Jamblique. L’âme et ses parcours d’élévation [Texte intégral]. 
Pauline Rates. Métamorphoses du thème du retour de l’âme du De Regressu de Porphyre au livre X du De civitate Dei [Texte intégral]. 
Anne-Claire Lozier. À la recherche d’un bonheur éternel : Augustin face au retour sempiternel et à la métempsychose (Cité de Dieu XII, 21) [Texte intégral]. 
Carlos Steel. Le retour de l’âme à l’intellect. Lectures neo-platoniciennes du De Anima III 4-5 d’Aristote [Texte intégral]. 
John Dillon. L’ivresse de l’intellect : quelques réflexions au sujet du récit plotinien de l’Ascension [Texte intégral]. 
La revue accepte de publier des dossiers thématiques. 
La revue accepte de recevoir des propositions de comptes rendus d’ouvrages.
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