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Allegiance, System, and Use of Texts. On Auctoritas of the Master and Dealing with Authoritative Texts in Platonism and Epicureanism in the Hellenistic and Imperial Age - 16-17-18/02/2017, Würzburg (Germany)



FECHA/DATE/DATA: 16-17-18/02/2017


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Toscanasaal, Residenz Würzburg, Würzburg (Germany)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Michael Erler ; Jan Erik Heßler ; Federico M. Petrucci

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Thursday (February 16, 2017)


13:00-14:45            Registration

14:45-15:15            Opening: Federico Petrucci, Michael Erler, Jan Erik Heßler et al.


15:15-16:45             Chair: Michael Erler

                               Federico Petrucci: Authority Beyond Doctrines: Plato Without (Middle) Platonism in the I

                                  Century BCE

                               Bruno Centrone: Authority and Doctrine in the Pseudo-Pythagorica


16:45-17:15              Coffee


17:15-18:00              Chair: Christian Tornau

                                Christoph Markschies: Again: Origen and Platonism


18:30                        Dinner with all participants 



Friday (February 17, 2017)


9:30-11:00              Chair: Federico Petrucci 

                              George Boys-Stones: Plato's Authority, Plato's School, and Platonism

                              Jan Opsomer: The Epistemic Authority of Philosophical Predecessors in Plutarch of                                           Cheronea


11:00-11:30            Coffee


11:30-13:00            Chair: George Boys-Stones

                              Franco Ferrari: Il fine filosofico delle strategie filologiche nell'esegesi plutarchea dei

                                 dialoghi di Platone                                         

                              Riccardo Chiaradonna: Exegesis, Criticism and Integration: The Reception of Aristotle's

                                 Physics in early                   

                             Neoplatonism (Plotinus and Porphyry) 


13:00-14:30            Lunch break


14:30-16:00           Chair: Jan Opsomer

                             Christian Tornau: Kathegemon. Zur Funktion der Berufung auf den philosophischen Lehrer

                                   in den neuplatonischen Kommentaren                                         

                             Michael Erler: Mulier tam imperiosae auctoritatis. Zur Rolle von auctoritas in griechischer

                                   und römischer Philosophie                                                      


16:00-16:30           Coffee


16:30-18:00           Chair: Francesco Verde

                            Jan Erik Heßler: Orthodoxy and Innovation in the School of Epicurus. Some


                            Vincenzo Damiani: Ἀστασιαστοτάτη πολιτεία (Numenius). Epicurean Allegiance from the

                                 Outside Perspective                                        


18:30                        Chair: Mauro Tulli

                               David Sedley: Philosophical Authority in the Ancient World


19:30                         Reception



Saturday (February 18, 2017)


9:30-11:00              Chair: Jürgen Hammerstaedt

                              Dino De Sanctis: La parola autorevole: i generi letterari nella produzione del Kepos

                              Margherita Erbì: Le lettere di Epicuro come testo autorevole nel Kepos


11:00-11:30            Coffee


11:30-13:00            Chair: Dino De Sanctis

                             Giuliana Leone: Ortodossia e auctoritas: i libri del Περὶ φύϲεωϲ nella tradizione della Scuola

                                 di Epicuro

                             Michael McOsker: Demetrius Laco on the Auctoritas of the Master                    


13:00-14:30            Lunch break


14:30-16:00           Chair: Holger Essler                          

                             Tiziano Dorandi: Filodemo e Zenone di Sidone: Da Atene a Ercolano

                             Dirk Obbink: N.N.


16:00-16:30           Coffe


16:30-18:30            Chair: Jan Erik Heßle

                              David Konstan: The Theory of Authority: Aristotle, Plutarch, and the Critique of  


                             Jürgen Hammerstaedt: Epicurus and his Doctrine in the Inscription of Diogenes o




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