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2-5 June 2010 | Plutarch in the Religious and Philosophical Discourse of Late Antiquity

When:We 02-06-2010
Where:Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Oude Boteringestraat 38
CIPS

Conference of the International Plutarch Society :

Plutarch in the Religious and Philosophical Discourse of Late Antiquity

XI Congress of the International Plutarch Society 2010

(section: Réseau Thématique Plutarque)

Context

After intensive contacts, established by Dr. Lautaro Roig Lanzillotta, with members of the International Plutarch Society (IPS), the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of the University of Groningen has recently been invited to join the Réseau Thématique Plutarque of the European section of the International Plutarch Society. As a result, the Groningen Faculty of Theology organizes and hosts the annual conference of the Réseau, 2-5 June 2010. The conference will take place under the auspices of CRASIS.

Organization

dr. Lautaro Roig Lanzillotta, dr. Israel Muñoz Gallarte

Date

2-5 June

Programme
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Objective

The meeting at the University of Groningen brings together a group of leading Plutarch scholars and specialists from different fields and aims to analyse both Plutarch’s own position in the wider context of the religious and philosophical world of Late Antiquity and the historical evidence he offers for religious groups, philosophical schools and concepts, cosmological, theological and anthropological views. The collaboration between scholars from different disciplines (philology, history, philosophy and religious studies) offers a fruitful, multi-focal approach that will facilitate a better understanding of specific religious and philosophical issues and the reconstruction of the general Zeitgeist in these matters.

Interest

The last years have seen a renewed interest in the figure of Plutarch. While 19th and 20th century studies approached him mainly as an antiquarian, recent studies focus on the access that this polygraph of Late Antiquity provides to the cultural world of his historical context. Both the Lives and Moralia offer a large amount of interesting particular and general topics that are of great value for the reconstruction of the Religious and Philosophical discourse of Late antiquity.

The conference welcomes non-participants

please register with Drs. M.R.B. (Marijke) Wubbolts before May 15.

Costs

50 euro (students: 25 euro), including coffee and 2 lunches