The Alexandrian Tradition: Interactions between Science, Religion, and Literature by Luis Arturo GuichardThe Alexandrian Tradition: Interactions between Science, Religion, and Literature by Luis Arturo Guichard

The Alexandrian Tradition: Interactions between Science, Religion, and Literature

EditorLuis Arturo Guichard

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This book is the outcome of the conference «Imperial Alexandria: Interactions between Science, Religion and Literature», held at Salamanca University in October 2011. The conference convened a group of experts from different fields to address the interrelationship between Science, Religion and Literature in the Graeco-Roman world during the Imperial Period, and especially in Alexandria, situating it within the context of the long tradition of knowledge that had been consolidating itself in this city, above all during the Hellenistic era. The encounter’s main aim was to create a forum for interdisciplinary reflection on «the Alexandrian model» of knowledge in the Imperial Period and its background, being attended by philologists and historians specialising in different types of texts (literary, scientific and religious), whose study requires an interdisciplinary approach, with priority being given to the notion of contact and the relationship between these subjects in order to gain a better understanding of the spirit, way of thinking and moral values of a particularly important era in the development of ancient culture.
Luis Arturo Guichard, Juan Luis García Alonso and María Paz de Hoz are Associate Professors of Greek Language and Literature at the University of Salamanca. They all three collaborate in the research Project FFI2011-29180 – «Interactions between science, religion and literature in the Graeco-Roman Mediterranean», which is financed by S...
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Title:The Alexandrian Tradition: Interactions between Science, Religion, and LiteratureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.74 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:June 25, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9783034314527

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Contents: John Lennart Berggren: Mathematics & Religion in Ancient Greece and Medieval Islam – James Evans: Mechanics and Imagination in Ancient Greek Astronomy: Sphairopoiïa as Image and Tool – Anne Tihon: Alexandrian Astronomy in the 2nd Century AD: Ptolemy and his Times – Sébastien Moureau: Note on a passage of the Arabic translation of Ptolemy’s Planetary Hypotheses – Laurent Bricault: Isis, Sarapis, Cyrus and John: Between Healing Gods and Thaumaturgical Saints – Marco Antonio Santamaría: The Song of Orpheus in the Argonautica and the Theogonic Library of Apollonius – Luis Arturo Guichard: Paradox and the Marvellous in Greek Poetry of the Imperial Period – Jane Lucy Lightfoot: Between literature and science, poetry and prose, Alexandria and Rome: the case of Dionysius’ Periegesis of the Known World – María Paz De Hoz: Lucian’s Podagra, Asclepius and Galen. The popularisation of medicine in the second century AD – Clelia Martínez Maza: Christian Paideia in Early Imperial Alexandria – Juan Luis García Alonso: «When I scan the circling spirals of the stars, no longer do I touch earth with my feet» – Laura Miguélez-Cavero: Nonnus’ natural histories: anything to do with Dionysus? – Gianfranco Agosti: Greek Poetry in Late Antique Alexandria: between Culture and Religion.