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.
Link

Plato Research Guide

Description

This LibGuide is for the φιλοπλάτωνος!

The reference material on Πλάτων (Plato) is found in several locations: Religious Studies and Philosophy Library (B 351-B 399 non-circulating), Greek and Latin Reading Room (PA 3104, PA 3404-PA 3405, PA 3612, and PA 4279-PA 4333 non-circulating), and Stacks (B 355-B 399 and PA 4279-PA 4333).  Circulating material is found in the Mullen Library stacks. Check the WRLC catalog for monographs and journals that could be applicable to your topic. Check the CU’s e-journals for full text journal articles online.

(Text by the organizers)

Link

https://guides.lib.cua.edu/c.php?g=590191&p=4079207

Séparation et relation chez Platon et chez Plotin

Michel Fattal, Paris : L’Hamarttan, 2022, 100 p.

Description

L’originalité de la philosophie de Platon et de Plotin est de situer l’origine de toutes choses dans un principe supérieur au monde physique et matériel. Cette décision philosophique, qui ne va pas de soi, visant à placer la cause de toutes choses dans un principe transcendant et immatériel, est concomitante d’un autre choix philosophique consistant à « séparer » la cause de son effet, le haut du bas, l’intelligible du sensible, l’invisible du visible, l’incorporel du corporel. De telles « séparations » poseront à Platon et à Plotin le problème de l’unité du monde et des « relations » que ces deux niveaux différents peuvent ou doivent malgré tout entretenir afin d’éviter toute forme de dérive dualiste et de vision pessimiste du monde. Cet ouvrage propose d’affronter cette question épineuse et d’apprécier la pertinence de la solution qu’y apportent Platon et Plotin, en développant chacun une « philosophie de la relation » tout à fait originale et stimulante.

(Texte de la maison d’édition)

Lien

https://www.editions-harmattan.fr/livre-separation_et_relation_chez_platon_et_chez_plotin_michel_fattal-9782343255071-72492.html

Measures of Wisdom

The Cosmic Dance in Classical and Christian Antiquity

Miller, James. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1986

Description

‘The interpretours of Plato,’ wrote Sir Thomas Elyot in The Governour (1531), ‘do think that the wonderful and incomprehensible order of the celestial bodies, I mean sterres and planettes, and their motions harmonicall, gave to them that intensifly and by the deepe serche of raison beholde their coursis, in the sondrye diversities of number and tyme, a forme of imitation of a semblable motion, which they called daunsigne or sltation.’

The image of the planets and stars engaged in an ordered and measured dance is an ancient one. Plato articulated it in a passage in the Timaeus, where he likened the apparent motions of the planets and stars to ‘choreiai’ (choral dances). Through the centuries the analogy has challenged Plato’s interpreters to define and elaborate the image.

Miller has examined a range of poetic and philosophical texts influenced by Plato cosmology, and has discovered frequent comparisons of the cosmic order to ‘daunsigne.’ He suggests that the vision of the cosmic dance did not develop at random in Western intellectual history but originated in a specific philosophical context and passed through stages of evolution that reflect Gnostic, Christian, Stoic, and Neoplatonic responses to Plato. He argues that the historical variations of the image were often closely related to adaption or criticisms of Plato’s theories of visual perception and intellectual vision.

The dance, in conjunction with images such as the Great chain of Being and the Lyre of the Heavens, became the dominant image of a peculiarly Late Antique world-view which Miller (after Augustine) has called the ‘poetic universe’; a world where metaphors, metonymies, and personifications could exist in fact as well as in word.

The result of Miller’s analysis is vast in scope. The nine chapters of the book each present a thesis on a particular author, but all function together like links in a chain. Miller has been described as ‘an historian of visions’; the book has been likened to Auerbach’s Mimesis. It is a remarkable contribution to an understanding of the complex interaction of ideas and images in time.

(Text from the publisher)

Link

https://utorontopress.com/9781487578497/measures-of-wisdom/

Orphée et l’Orphisme dans l’Antiquité gréco-romaine

Luc Brisson, London: Routledge, 1995

Description

The figure of Orpheus has long exercised a potent influence on religious thought. Yet what we know directly about Orphism comes from a scatter of isolated and often very short fragments quoted in the works of Platonists of the Roman period, notably Proclus, Damascius and Olympiodorus. The author’s concern here is to establish the context in which these passages were cited, and to trace the development of the written tradition, from the texts which contain a critique of the beliefs of the Homeric era to those, whether newly composed or transformed, which show signs of adaptation to later religious and philosophical movements, among them Stoicism and Platonism. In sharp contrast to views held by others, it is argued that it is possible to map out a process of evolution, amongst other criteria by focusing on the role and place of Chronos in the Orphic theogony. The author also asks whether there really ever existed true Orphic sects with a cult with specific rites, and would conclude that the present evidence cannot be held to substantiate this.

(Text from the publisher)

Table of Contents

Avant-propos

Les théogonies Orphiques et le papyrus de Derveni: notes critiques

Usages et fonctions du secret dans le Pythagorisme ancien

La figure de Chronos dans la théogonie orphique et ses antécédents iraniens

Orphée et l’Orphisme à  l’époque impériale: témoignages et interprétations philosophiques, de Plutarque à  Jamblique

Proclus et l’Orphisme

Damascius et l’Orphisme

Le corps ’dionysiaque’: l’anthropogonie décrite dans le Commentaire sur le Phédon de Platon (1, par. 3-6), attribué à  Olympiodore est-elle orphique?

Addenda et corrigenda

Indexes.

Link

https://www.routledge.com/Orphee-et-lOrphisme-dans-lAntiquite-greco-romaine/Brisson/p/book/9780860784531

Cambridge Texts and Studies in Platonism

Editors Phillip Sidney Horky, Irmgard Männlein-Robert and Federico M. Petrucci

Cambridge Texts and Studies in Platonism has a twofold goal.

First, it seeks to produce new editions with commentary and translations into English of texts within the Platonist tradition in antiquity. Plato’s philosophy generated a wide range of philosophical debates, ranging from critical engagement with issues raised in his dialogues to exegetical interpretation of his works. From its establishment around 387 BCE until the purported closure of the philosophical schools in Athens in 529 CE, Plato’s Academy stimulated debates which extended well beyond its physical limits in Athens to the wider Mediterranean and Near East, including ‘schools’ and circles in Alexandria and Syria. The results of these debates are often difficult for modern readers to grasp, as the many works which demonstrate the development of Platonism are not generally accessible and thus remain obscured to the history of philosophy. This series seeks to breathe new life into the texts of the ancient Platonists by providing textual editions, commentaries, and translations of the major and minor figures who shaped the history of Platonism.

Second, it aims to publish innovative and original research on the history of Platonism, understood as the reception and transformation of Plato’s philosophical views across time and space. The philosophy of Plato is considered foundational for the development of later metaphysics, logic, epistemology, cosmology, natural science, biology, ethics, and political theory. Philosophers and other intellectuals from the mid-fourth century BCE until the sixth century CE demonstrated a wide range of assessments, appropriations, and reformulations of the ideas exhibited in Plato’s dialogues. This series seeks to provide a forum for critical engagement in the history of Platonism over a millennium and across a range of cultures and communities, demonstrating the multifaceted nature of Platonism throughout its development.

The series will be published by Cambridge University Press in volumes initially appearing in hardback and electronic editions, but with a subsequent paperback usually after a year or so. All proposals and manuscripts considered will need to be approved by the Series Editors as well as at least one independent referee as part of the peer-review system, with final approval coming from the Syndics of the Press. Edited collections can be considered in addition to monographs and editions as long as they are of uniformly high quality and display a high degree of coherence. The normal length for monographs and edited collections would fall into the range of 80,000-130,000 words.

The Series Editors would be delighted to hear from you if you have a proposal or even a full or partial manuscript ready to submit. Please contact them, or the publisher of Classics, Ancient Philosophy and Byzantine Studies, Cambridge University Press, Michael Sharp (michael.sharp@cambridge.org).

(Text by the editors)

Link

https://dcamp.uk/cambridge-texts-and-studies-in-platonism/

KU Leuven

Leuven Colloquia on Ancient Platonism (LCAP)

Description and organization

The Leuven Colloquia on Ancient Platonism (LCAP) is a new 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 the 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) the chosen topic is ‘principle’ (archê).

For each meeting there will be a 45-minute talk by the main speaker (possibly followed by a 15-minute response) and a 30-minute Q&A session.

Time & Place: 4-6 pm, Kardinaal Mercierzaal.

Programme

10 January 2022: Carlos Steel, KU Leuven. Metaphysicum: The Neoplatonic Background

21 February 2022: James Wilberding, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. TBA.

14 March 2022: Dorothea Frede, Universität Hamburg. Plato Taught: A Riddle of his Academy

11 April 2022: Ursula Coope, Oxford University. TBA

16 May 2022: Marwan Rashed, Université Paris-Sorbonne. Becoming, Construction and the Infinite in the Timaeus

Contact

Organizers Giulia De Cesaris, Roberto Granieri and Jan Opsomer – cap@kuleuven.be

(Text by the organizers) 

Link

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