Thursday, February 2, 2023

Muße und Rekursivität in der antiken Briefliteratur

Hrsg. v. Franziska C. Eickhoff
Muße und Rekursivität in der antiken Briefliteratur

[Leisure and Recursivity in Ancient Epistolography. With a View to Other Genres.]

2016. X, 313 pages.

Otium 1

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 There are many more descriptions of leisure moments to be found in ancient epistolography than in other genres. They often partly portray a certain way of life and mostly reflect the situation, depicted as a moment of calm and leisure, in which the letter is written or read. This volume's contributions take different approaches in order to investigate the mise en scène of this phenomenon and consist of semantical studies of the otium lexicography and researches in the functions of leisure. Articles on selected authors of ancient epistolography investigate, for example, Epicurus, Horatius and Seneca's philosophical letters, while Ovid's letters of exile, letters written by members of the Roman aristocratic elite Cicero and Pliny as well as Aelian's and Libanios' Greek epistolography of the Roman Empire are also featured. Additional essays focus on the function of leisure research in Catullus, the Augustean literature and humanist neo-Latin epistolography literary genres. The collection's introduction aims to shed light on the theoretical connection and structural similarities between leisure and epistolography.

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Franziska C. Eickhoff/Wolfgang Kofler/Bernhard Zimmermann: Muße, Rekursivität und antike Briefe. Eine kurze Einleitung

Von Jesus zur neutestamentlichen Theologie: Kleine Schriften II

Jörg Frey. Hrsg. v. Benjamin Schliesser
Von Jesus zur neutestamentlichen Theologie

[From Jesus to New Testament Theology. Selected Writings II.]

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The second volume of collected essays by Jörg Frey contains 22 essays that illuminate the theological claims of New Testament texts from a philological and historical perspective. Issues discussed span the messianism of Jesus and the implicit Christology of his proclamation, the relevance of apocalypticism for Jesus, the different New Testament patterns of interpreting his death, and Paul's background and development as well as questions on his theologies of justification and the cross. Further studies discuss New Testament concepts of salvation, the new covenant in Hebrews, ecclesiological and eschatological issues and the problem of the construction of a Theology of the New Testament. The author demonstrates that the New Testament is to be read both historically and theologically, and that its interpretation is also fruitful for issues of contemporary faith.

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Eine persönliche Zwischenbilanz: Mein Weg vom Lesen des Neuen Testaments zur Neutestamentlichen Wissenschaft – Der historische Jesus und der Christus der Evangelien – Jesus und die Apokalyptik – Zum Verständnis der Wunder Jesu in der neueren Exegese – Probleme der Deutung des Todes Jesu in der neutestamentlichen Wissenschaft. Streiflichter zur exegetischen Diskussion – Die Deutung des Todes Jesu als Stellvertretung – Die paulinische Antithese von »Fleisch« und »Geist« und die palästinisch-jüdische Weisheitstradition – Paulus als Pharisäer und Antiochener – Paul the Apostle – A Life between Mission and Captivity – Paulus und die Apostel. Zur Entwicklung des paulinischen Apostelbegriffs und zum Verhältnis des Heidenapostels zu seinen »Kollegen« – Lohngedanke und Rechtfertigung bei Paulus – Rechtfertigungstheologie im Ersten Korintherbrief – Paulinische Perspektiven zur Kreuzestheologie – Die alte und die neue διαθήκη nach dem Hebräerbrief – Heil. Neutestamentliche Perspektiven – »Himmels-Botschaft«. Die neutestamentliche Rede vom Himmel und ihre kerygmatische Funktion – »God Is Love«. On the Textual Tradition and Semantics of a Core Expression of the Christian Notion of God – Vom Windbrausen zum Geist Christi und zur trinitarischen Person. Stationen einer Geschichte des Heiligen Geistes im Neuen Testament – Apostelbegriff, Apostelamt und Apostolizität. Neutestamentliche Perspektiven zur Frage nach der 'Apostolizität' der Kirche und der 'apostolischen Sukzession'- Neutestamentliche Perspektiven und Impulse zur Entwicklung christlicher Gemeinden – New Testament Eschatology: Classical Issues, Disputed Themes, and Current Perspectives – Zum Problem der Aufgabe und Durchführung einer Theologie des Neuen Testaments 



Das Leben des Weisen: Philon v. Alexandria, De Abrahamo

Eingel., übers., komm. u. m. interpretierenden Essays vers. v. Matthias Adrian, Maximilian Forschner, Daniel Lanzinger, Heinz-Günther Nesselrath, Maren R. Niehoff, Friederike Oertelt, Simone Seibert u. Nicolai Sinai. Hrsg. v. Daniel Lanzinger
Das Leben des Weisen

[The Life of the Sage. Philo of Alexandria, De Abrahamo.]

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Philo's biography of Abraham is an invitation to Judaism – written in a political context in which Jews had to fight for their rights. The present volume offers a new German translation of the treatise with introduction and annotations as well as six essays illustrating the text from the perspective of various disciplines.


Blog: The History of the Study of Antiquity through the Lens of Autobiography

[First posted in AWOL 23 November 2015, updated 2 February2023]

The History of the Study of Antiquity through the Lens of Autobiography
This blog is a component of a research project initiated by Charles E. Jones, Tombros Librarian for Classics and Humanities, Pennsylvania State University Libraries. Part of a long standing interest in the history of the study of the Ancient Near East and Egypt, and of old world Antiquity more generally, this blog presents the working bibliography of the project, and provides a platform for comment and discussion of autobiographical writing by students and scholars of the ancient world.

I hope also to develop a venue for the publication of new autobiographical essays in the form of an online open access periodical.

Working Bibliography of Autobiographies (version 2 February 2023 - 261 items)


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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Interpreting and Living God's Law at Qumran: Miqṣat Ma῾aśe Ha-Torah, Some of the Works of the Torah (4QMMT)

Introduction, Text, Translation and Interpretative Essays by Jonathan Ben-Dov, John J. Collins, Lutz Doering, Jörg Frey, Charlotte Hempel, Reinhard G. Kratz, Noam Mizrahi, Vered Noam, Eibert Tigchelaar
Interpreting and Living God's Law at Qumran

[Leben und Interpretation des Gesetzes Gottes in Qumran. Miqṣat Ma῾aśe Ha-Torah, Einiges von den Werken der Tora (4QMMT).]

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The text Miqṣat Ma῾aśe Ha-Torah, Some of the Works of the Torah (4QMMT), is one of the most interesting texts among the famous Dead Sea Scrolls discovered near the settlement of Khirbet Qumran and its vicinity in the middle of the twentieth century and by now published in full. It is a writing in the form of a letter by an unknown author to an equally unknown addressee, written in second person singular and plural. This document is the earliest evidence of a proper interpretation of the Jewish Torah, the so-called Halakhah, from pre-Christian, Hellenistic times as it later became customary and widely attested in rabbinical Judaism. This volume – after a short introduction on the findings at the Dead Sea in general and the text Miqṣat Ma῾aśe Ha-Torah in particular – provides a new edition and translation as well as several contributions from renowned scholars on the manuscripts, the language and content plus literary and historical contexts of this writing.


New Open Access Journal: ΕΙΚΩΝ / ICON

Online ISSN: 2732-8767  

The scientific journal ΕΙΚΩΝ / ICON aims to promote the research in the field of Byzantine philosophy but also in regard to the related disciplines in the history of philosophy as well as in systematic philosophy. The journal publishes original articles in Greek, English and French twice a year. All articles under publication are subject to anonymous evaluation by the Scientific Committee of the Journal. The journal is published by the Research Laboratory on Institutional Discourse of the Department of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Current Issue

Vol. 1

Published: 2021-07-26

Το περιοδικό έχει ως περιεχόμενο την ιστορία της Βυζαντινής Φιλοσοφίας, τις πηγές και τις απηχήσεις της έως τη νεώτερη φιλοσοφία, καθώς τους κλάδους φιλοσοφίας που ενεργοποιούνται εντός της (οντολογία, μεταφυσική, φιλοσοφική θεολογία, φιλοσοφική ψυχολογία, γνωσιοθεωρία, επιστημολογία, αισθητική, κ.ά.). Ιδιαίτερη σημασία δίνεται στις φιλοσοφικές εκφράσεις ως μορφές θεσμικού λόγου αλλά επίσης και στις διάφορες θεσμίσεις (δίκαιο, θεολογία, επιστήμες) που αφορούν λιγότερο ή περισσότερο τη φιλοσοφία. Τέλος, με βάση τη Βυζαντινή Φιλοσοφία, αναζητείται η φιλοσοφική διευκρίνιση του θεσμικού λόγου γενικά.

Πρόλογος - Περιεχόμενα

Γεώργιος Αραμπατζής

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Open Access Journal: EULIMENE

Online ISSN: 2945-0357
Print ISSN: 1108-5800 

Μεσογειακή Αρχαιολογική Εταιρεία /Mediterranean Archaeological Society

Eulimene is an international refereed academic periodical which hosts studies in Classical Archaeology, Epigraphy, Numismatics, and Papyrology, with particular interest in the Greek and Roman Mediterranean world. The time span covered by EULIMENE runs from the Late Minoan / Sub Minoan / Mycenean period (12th / 11th cent. BC) through to the late Antiquity (5th / 6th cent. AD).
EULIMENE also welcomes studies on anthropology, palaiodemography, palaio-environmental, botanical and faunal archaeology, the ancient economy and the history of science, so long as they conform to the geographical and chronological boundaries noted. Broader studies on Classics or Ancient History will be welcome, though they should be strictly linked with one or more of the areas mentioned above.

EULIMENE 21 (2020)

Published: 2023-01-14

Volume 21 (2020) Στέλλα Σπαντιδάκη - Μανόλης Ι. Στεφανάκης - Ιωάννης Π. Μπαρδάνης, Ο πολεμικός ροδιακός στόλος και τα υφάσματα του τυπικού εξοπλισμού του ναυτικού της ελληνιστικής Ρόδου   Ioannis N. Bellas, Arrowheads from ancient Pella: A weapon a a tool or a tool as a weapon?   N. Vogeikoff-Brogan, The lamps from the sanctuary of Hermes and Aphrodite at Syme Viannou, Crete   Angelos Chaniotis, Too shameless, even for the gutters! Prostitutes in Tralleis   Κωνσταντίνος Ι. Χαλκιαδάκης, Σχόλια σε τιμητική επιγραφή από τη Λύττο   Βιβλιοκρισία / Book Review Mariusz Mielczarek - Manolis I. Stefanakis, Rhodes: The Ancient and Medieval Monuments in 1882-1884 and Count Karol Lanckoronski. Warsaw: Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 2019. 1 Τομ., 176 σελ., 106 φωτογραφίες. ISBN 978-83-953153-4-3 PL. (Ευαγγελία Δήμα)   Conference Review "Pontic Region and Rhodes in Antiquity. Personal, Economic and Cultural Relations", International Conference, Lodz, Poland, 11-12 December 2018 (Mariusz Mielczarek)

Ο πολεμικός ροδιακός στόλος και τα υφάσματα του τυπικού εξοπλισμού

Στέλλα Σπαντιδάκη, Μανόλης Ι. Στεφανάκης, Ιωάννης Π. Μπαρδάνης

Σχόλια σε τιμητική επιγραφή από τη Λύττο

Κωνσταντίνος Ι. Χαλκιαδάκης

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