14-15 décembre 2017 // Olympiodorus of Alexandria : exegete, teacher, philosopher (Utrecht)

Olympiodorus of Alexandria: exegete, teacher, philosopher

Utrecht University (NL), 14-15 December 2017

Sweelinckzaal, Drift 21, room 0.05


Organised by Albert Joosse



Thursday December 14th


9.30-10.00       Coffee and Registration


10.00-10.15     Opening

10.15-11.00     Danielle Layne (Gonzaga)
The Virtue of Double Ignorance in Olympiodorus


11.00-11.15     Break


11.15-12.00     Albert Joosse (Utrecht)
Knowing Oneself in Olympiodorus

12.00-12.45     Pauliina Remes (Uppsala)
Olympiodorus on the Human Being


12.45-14.00     Lunch


14.00-14.45     Maria Chriti (Thessaloniki/CHS)
Olympiodorus of Alexandria on ‘Composition’ in Language and Thinking  after Ammonius of Hermeias and John Philoponus

14.45-15.30     Bettina Bohle (Bochum)
Olympiodorus and Hermeias on the Platonic Theory of Rhetoric


15.30-16.00     Break


16.00-16.45     François Renaud (Moncton)
Reconciling Philosophy with Poetry: Olympiodorus’ Interpretation of the Gorgias Myth

16.45-17.30     Anne Sheppard (Royal Holloway)
Olympiodorus on Drama



Friday December 15th


9.30-10.15       Cristina Viano (Paris, CNRS)
Olympiodore, le commentaire des Météorologiques et l’alchimie gréco-alexandrine


10.15-10.30     Break


10.30-11.15     Simon Fortier (Liège)
Olympiodorus and the Teaching of Transmigration

11.15-12.00     Péter Lautner (Budapest)
Olympiodorus’ Notion of aesthêsis and its Context


12.00-13.30     Lunch


13.30-14.15     Sonsoles Costero Quiroga (Madrid)
Scala virtutum in Proclus and Olympiodorus. Two Different Views about Grades of Knowledge in Late Neoplatonism

14.15-15.00     Michael Griffin (UBC)
Olympiodorus on the Scale of Virtues


15.00-15.15     Break


15.15-16.00     Harold Tarrant (Newcastle, Australia)
Special Kinds of Platonic Discourse: Does Olympiodorus Have a New Approach?


16.00-16.30     Closing discussion


All welcome. Please register by December 1st via olympiodorus2017@gmail.com



This conference is made possible by financial support from the Dutch Research Council (NWO), through the VENI project ‘Socratic Educations’.

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