Book ID: CBB875455759

The Alexandrian Tradition: Interactions between Science, Religion, and Literature (2014)

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Guichard, Luis Arturo (Editor)
García Alonso, Juan Luis (Editor)
Hoz, María Paz de (Editor)


Peter Lang


Publication Date: 2014
Physical Details: 324 pp.
Language: English

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.

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Review Fabio Stok (2014) Review of "The Alexandrian Tradition: Interactions between Science, Religion, and Literature". Technai, An International Journal for Ancient Science and Technology (pp. 121-126). unapi

Includes Chapters

Chapter John Lennart Berggren (2014) Mathematics & Religion in Ancient Greece and Medieval Islam. In: The Alexandrian Tradition: Interactions between Science, Religion, and Literature (pp. 11-34). unapi

Chapter James Evans (2014) Mechanics and Imagination in Ancient Greek Astronomy: Sphairopoiïa as Image and Tool. In: The Alexandrian Tradition: Interactions between Science, Religion, and Literature (pp. 35-72). unapi

Chapter Juan Luis García Alonso (2014) "When I Scan the Circling Spirals of the Stars, No Longer Do I Touch Earth with my Feet". In: The Alexandrian Tradition: Interactions between Science, Religion, and Literature (pp. 233-244). unapi

Chapter Jane Lucy Lightfoot (2014) Between Literature and Science, Poetry and Prose, Alexandria and Rome: The Case of Dionysius’ "Periegesis of the Known World". In: The Alexandrian Tradition: Interactions between Science, Religion, and Literature (pp. 157-174). unapi

Chapter Marco Antonio Santamaría (2014) The Song of Orpheus in the "Argonautica" and the Theogonic Library of Apollonius. In: The Alexandrian Tradition: Interactions between Science, Religion, and Literature (pp. 115-140). unapi

Chapter Laura Miguélez-Cavero (2014) Nonnus' Natural Histories: Anything to do with Dionysus?. In: The Alexandrian Tradition: Interactions between Science, Religion, and Literature (pp. 245-286). unapi

Chapter Clelia Martínez Maza (2014) Christian Paideia in Early Imperial Alexandria. In: The Alexandrian Tradition: Interactions between Science, Religion, and Literature (pp. 211-232). unapi

Chapter María Paz de Hoz (2014) Lucian's Podagra, Asclepius and Galen. The Popularisation of Medicine in the Second Century AD. In: The Alexandrian Tradition: Interactions between Science, Religion, and Literature (pp. 175-210). unapi

Chapter Luis Arturo Guichard (2014) Paradox and the Marvellous in Greek Poetry of the Imperial Period. In: The Alexandrian Tradition: Interactions between Science, Religion, and Literature (pp. 141-156). unapi

Chapter Sébastien Moureau (2014) Note on a Passage of the Arabic Translation of Ptolemy’s Planetary Hypotheses. In: The Alexandrian Tradition: Interactions between Science, Religion, and Literature (pp. 93-95). unapi

Chapter Anne Tihon (2014) Alexandrian Astronomy in the 2nd Century AD: Ptolemy and his Times. In: The Alexandrian Tradition: Interactions between Science, Religion, and Literature (pp. 73-92). unapi

Chapter Laurent Bricault (2014) Isis, Sarapis, Cyrus and John: Between Healing Gods and Thaumaturgical Saints. In: The Alexandrian Tradition: Interactions between Science, Religion, and Literature (pp. 97-114). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Villani, Luca
Sordoni, Valentina
Hoz, María Paz de
Federici Vescovini, Graziella
Hasnawi, Ahmad
Guichard, Luis Arturo
Journals
Technai, An International Journal for Ancient Science and Technology
Publishers
Ledizioni
Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura
Edizioni Cadmo
Fabrizio Serra Editore
Concepts
Interdisciplinary approach to knowledge
Roman Empire
Poetry and poetics
Science and literature
Philosophy
Astronomy
People
Ptolemy, Claudius
Asclepius of Epidaurus
Galen
Eratosthenes of Cyrene
Ptolemy
Lucretius
Time Periods
Ancient
Medieval
2nd century
Renaissance
19th century
Early modern
Places
Mediterranean region
Hellenistic world
Alexandria (Egypt)
Egypt
Italy
Europe
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