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The Alexandrian Tradition [electronic resource]: Interactions Between Science, Religion, and Literature

Luis Arturo Guichard, Juan Luis García Alonso & María Paz de Hoz (eds.)
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Bern ; New York : Peter Lang, [2014]
Language
English
Series
Ricerche di Cultura Europea = Forschungen Zur Europäischen Kultur
ISBN
9783034314527 (paperback), 9783035107234 (ebook)
Summary
"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"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • Mathematics & religion in ancient Greece and medieval Islam / John Lennart Berggren
  • Mechanics and imagination in ancient Greek astronomy : Sphairopoiïa as image and tool / James Evans
  • Alexandrian astronomy in the 2nd century AD : Ptolemy and his times / Anne Tihon
  • Note on a passage of the Arabic translation of Ptolemy's Planetary hypotheses / Sébastien Moureau
  • Isis, Sarapis, Cyrus and John : between healing gods and thaumaturgical saints / Laurent Bricault
  • The Song of Orpheus in the Argonautica and the Theogonic Library of Apollonius / Marco Antonio Santamaría
  • Paradox and the marvellous in Greek poetry of the imperial period / Luis Arturo Guichard
  • Between literature and science, poetry and prose, Alexandria and Rome : the case of Dionysius' Periegesis of the known world / Jane Lucy Lightfoot
  • Lucian's Podagra, Asclepius and Galen : the popularisation of medicine in the second century AD / María Paz de Hoz
  • Christian paideia in early imperial Alexandria / Clelia Martínez Maza
  • "When I scan the circling spirals of the stars, no longer do I touch earth with my feet" / Juan Luis García Alonso
  • Nonnus' natural histories : anything to do with Dionysus? / Laura Miguélez-Cavero
  • Greek poetry in late antique Alexandria : between culture and religion / Gianfranco Agosti.
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Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Series Statement
Ricerche di cultura europea = Forschungen zur europäischen Kultur, 0939-6241; Band 28
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