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Exegesis and Hermeneutics in Platonism: A Workshop 26-27/05/2016 - Durham (England)

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 26-27/05/2016

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Ritson Room (CL007), Department of Classics and Ancient History, Durham University, 38 North Bailey (Durham, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Phillip Horky, Giulia De Cesaris, and Matteo Milesi




Thursday 26 May 2016

13.00-14.00: Arrival and tea

14.00-15.30: Harold Tarrant (Newcastle University, Australia)

Porphyry and 'Neopythagorean' exegesis in Cave of the Nymphs and elsewhere

15.30- 17.00: George Karamanolis (University of Vienna)

Exegetical strategies in the philosophical commentaries of Porphyry and Iamblichus

17.00-17.30: Tea

17.30-19.00: John Dillon (Trinity College, Dublin)

Xenocrates as Exegete of Plato, Pythagoras and the Poets

19.30-: Dinner (Please contact Giulia de Cesaris at by Friday 13 May in order to attend the dinner)

Friday 27 May 2016

09.30-10.00: Coffee

10.00-11.30: Dimitri El Murr (Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne)

(Neo)Platonic political science

11.30-13.00: Pauliina Remes (Uppsala University)

Medicines drenched in honey: Olympiodorus on the superiority of philosophy

13.00-14.30: Break for lunch

14.30-16.00: Anne Sheppard (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Homer and Plato in agreement: the use of Homeric exegesis in commentaries on Plato and Aristotle by Syrianus, Proclus and Hermias

16.00-16.30: Tea

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