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Plutarch in Gellius and Apuleius

, Οικονομοπούλου, Κατερίνα, Oikonomopoulou, Katerina

This chapter examines how the Roman imperial authors Aulus Gellius and Apuleius converse with Plutarch's thought and integrate Plutarch's works into their own writings.

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Plutarch's corpus of quaestiones in the tradition of imperial Greek encyclopaedism

, Οικονομοπούλου, Κατερίνα, König, Jason, Oikonomopoulou, Katerina, Woolf, Greg

The chapter argues that Plutarch's collections of quaestiones (Greek, Roman and Natural Questions) are an intrinsic part of Graeco-roman imperial antiquity's encyclopaedic literature, by looking closely at their main structural features.

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Προσεγγίζοντας τη γραμματεία της Δεύτερης Σοφιστικής μέσα από τον Νέο Ιστορικισμό

, Οικονομοπούλου, Κατερίνα, Ταμιωλάκη, Μελίνα, Oikonomopoulou, Katerina

Το κεφάλαιο συζητά τα οφέλη της υιοθέτησης προσεγγίσεων οι οποίες εκπορεύονται από το θεωρητικό ρεύμα του Νέου Ιστορικισμού (New Historicism) για την ερμηνεία της γραμματείας της λεγόμενης Δεύτερης Σοφιστικής (1ος-3ος αι. μ.Χ.), μέσα από συγκεκριμένα παραδείγματα αρχαίων ελληνικών κειμένων της συγκεκριμένης περιόδου.

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Graeco-roman imperial reading communities as agents of epistemic transfer (first-second centuries CE)

, Οικονομοπούλου, Κατερίνα, Cancik-Kirschbaum, Traninger, Anita Eva, Oikonomopoulou, Katerina

The chapter examines the form the practices of reading, discussing and commenting on scientific and philosophical texts take within the compilatory writings 'Table Talk' by Plutarch (1st-2nd c. CE) and 'Noctes Atticae' by Aulus Gellius (2nd c. CE) with a view to interpreting their function as models of imparting and transmitting knowledge.

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Author(s) and reader(s) in the Supplementary Problems (Supplementa Problematorum)

, Οικονομοπούλου, Κατερίνα, Oikonomopoulou, Katerina

This chapter examines the interaction between authors and readers within the medical-naturalist collection of the so-called Supplementary Problems (2nd century CE, or later), with the aim of reaching an understanding of how this compilatory work may have been read and evaluated by imperial readers

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Peripatetic Knowledge in Plutarch's Table Talk

, Οικονομοπούλου, Κατερίνα, Klotz, Frieda, Oikonomopoulou, Katerina, Oikonomopoulou, Katerina

The chapter discusses the role of Aristotle and his Peripatetic successors as sources of philosophical and scientific knowledge within Plutarch's 'Table Talk' (1st-2nd c. CE), with a particular focus on the oral strategies of sharing and transmission of Peripatetic learning within the work.

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Paradoxography and the pseudo-Aristotelian Problemata

, Οικονομοπούλου, Κατερίνα, Oikonomopoulou, Katerina

This chapter discusses in what terms, and on the basis of which epistemic principles, the ‘wondrous’ is signalled within the pseudo-Aristotelian collection of Problemata Physica, and how this concept informs the Problemata’s selection and treatment of medical and naturalistic topics.

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Miscellanies

, Οικονομοπούλου, Κατερίνα, Richter, Daniel S., Johnson, William A., Oikonomopoulou, Katerina

This chapter discusses miscellanies, a type of Second Sophistic writing whose distinguishing features are variety of subject matter and loose organization. It demonstrates that miscellanies actively engage with key ideals and concerns of Second Sophistic culture, such as paideia and identity, by constructing differing models of polymathy, and by exploring different facets of identity (class, cultural, or gender).

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Space, Delphi and the construction of the Greek past in Plutarch's "Greek Questions"

, Οικονομοπούλου, Κατερίνα, Georgiadou, Aristoula, Oikonomopoulou, Katerina, Oikonomopoulou, Katerina

Το κεφάλαιο εξετάζει την παρουσίαση και λειτουργία του χώρου μέσα στη συλλογή 'Αιτια Ελληνικά' του Πλουτάρχου. Διερευνἀ ιδιαίτερα την έννοια του 'σχεσιακού χώρου' ως εργαλείου ερμηνείας της ευρυτερης θεματικής του έργου, καθώς και του τρόπου με τον οποίο επιχειρεί να συνδέσει το παρελθόν με το παρόν.

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Ethnography and authorial voice in Athenaeus' "Deipnosophistae"

, Οικονομοπούλου, Κατερίνα, Almagor, Eran, Skinner, Joseph, Oikonomopoulou, Katerina

The chapter examines the place and presentation of ethnographic information in Athenaeus' miscellanistic work 'Deipnosophistae'.