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J. P. Kenney, Contemplation and Classical Christianity. A Study in Augustine

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John Peter Kenney, Contemplation and Classical Christianity. A Study in Augustine, Oxford, 2013.

Éditeur : Oxford University Press
Collection : Oxford Early Christian Studies
208 pages
ISBN : 978-0-19-956370-8
£ 50.00

After resolving to become a Catholic Christian, Augustine spent a decade trying to clarify his understanding of 'contemplation,' the interior presence of God to the soul. That long struggle yielded his classic account in the Confessions. This study explores Augustine's developing understanding of contemplation, beginning with his earliest accounts written before his baptism and ending with the Confessions. Chapter One examines the pagan monotheism of the Roman Platonists and the role of contemplation in their theology. Augustine's pre-baptismal writings are then considered in Chapter Two, tracking his fundamental break from pagan Platonism. Chapter Three then turns to Augustine's developing understanding of contemplation in these pre-baptismal texts. Chapter Four concentrates on Augustine's thought during the decade after his baptism in 387, a period that encompasses his monastic life in Thagaste, and his years first as a presbyter and then as a bishop in Hippo Regius. This chapter follows the arc of Augustine's thought through these years of transition and leads into the Confessions, giving a vantage point to survey its theology of contemplation. Chapter Five concentrates on the Confessions and sets its most famous account of contemplation, the vision at Ostia from Book IX, into a larger polemical context. Augustine's defence of his transcendental reading of scripture in Confessions XII is analysed and then used to illuminate the Ostian ascent narrative. The book concludes with observations on the importance of Augustine's theology of contemplation to the emergence of Christian monotheism in late antiquity.

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C. Teleanu, Philosophia Conversionis. La querelle des Facultés de Paris selon Raymond Lulle

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Constantin Teleanu, Philosophia Conversionis. La querelle des Facultés de Paris selon Raymond Lulle, Paris, 2014.

Éditeur : Schola Lvlliana
Collection : Scholia Raymundistarum II
692 pages
ISBN : 979-10-92840-01-8
45,50 Euros

L'ouvrage Philosophia Conversionis de Constantin Teleanu se propose d'élucider l'enjeu doctrinal d'une première partie des traités – écrits entre novembre 1309 et décembre 1310 – dans lesquels Raymond Lulle s'attaque aux erreurs des lettrés de l'Université de Paris sans y imposer encore l'épithète « Averroista » pour décrier leur magistère. Le travail historiographique laborieux de l'auteur investigue toute la palette de solutions proposées par Lulle pour résoudre la querelle des Facultés de Paris au moyen de divers outils démonstratifs de son Art dont Lulle se sert à l'encontre tant des théologiens que des artiens parisiens. L'auteur décrypte chaque traité de Lulle pour discuter les détails de l'argumentation lullienne qui s'insurge contre la diffusion des erreurs soit censurées au cours du XIIIe siècle soit nouvellement enseignées par des maîtres comme Barthélemy de Bruges, Jean de Jandun et ses écoliers, entre lesquels Lulle s'interpose, pour défendre l'existence du sens agent, dès le début de son dernier séjour parisien.

L'ouvrage Philosophia Conversionis développe une investigation de la première moitié des traités écrits par Raymond Lulle contre les lettrés de l'Université de Paris afin de convaincre Clément V et Philippe le Bel qu'une censure de l'enseignement des sectateurs d'Averroès s'impose au cours des séances du Concile de Vienne qui débute quelques moins après que Lulle quitte Paris en septembre 1311. L'auteur aborde amplement chaque traité de Lulle dont les aspects doctrinaux sont évalués par rapport à l'ensemble de l'Art de Lulle pour mieux distinguer leurs corrélations. Le travail de l'auteur compare les erreurs reportées par Lulle aux commentaires d'Averroès ou des artiens qui citent Averroès pour soutenir les mêmes erreurs. Il réévalue le mode de comprendre comment Lulle entretient la dispute avec les lettrés des Facultés de Paris pour découvrir quelles erreurs y sont enseignées avant de les réfuter.

 

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T. S. Thorsen (éd.), The Cambridge companion to Latin love elegy

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Thea S. Thorsen (éd.), The Cambridge companion to Latin love elegy, Cambridge, 2013.

Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
Collection : Cambridge companions to literature
452 pages
ISBN : 978-0-521-76536-7
£ 60.00

Latin love elegy is one of the most important poetic genres in the Augustan era, also known as the golden age of Roman literature. This volume brings together leading scholars from Australia, Europe and North America to present and explore the Greek and Roman backdrop for Latin love elegy, the individual Latin love elegists (both the canonical and the non-canonical), their poems and influence on writers in later times. The book is designed as an accessible introduction for the general reader interested in Latin love elegy and the history of love and lament in Western literature, as well as a collection of critically stimulating essays for students and scholars of Latin poetry and of the classical tradition.

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L. Roman, Poetic Autonomy in Ancient Rome

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Luke Roman, Poetic Autonomy in Ancient Rome, Oxford, 2014.

Éditeur : Oxford University Press
400 pages
ISBN : 978-0-19-967563-0
£ 80.00

In Poetic Autonomy in Ancient Rome, Luke Roman offers a major new approach to the study of ancient Roman poetry. A key term in the modern interpretation of art and literature, 'aesthetic autonomy' refers to the idea that the work of art belongs to a realm of its own, separate from ordinary activities and detached from quotidian interests. While scholars have often insisted that aesthetic autonomy is an exclusively modern concept and cannot be applied to other historical periods, the book argues that poets in ancient Rome employed a 'rhetoric of autonomy' to define their position within Roman society and establish the distinctive value of their work.
This study of the Roman rhetoric of poetic autonomy includes an examination of poetic self-representation in first-person genres from the late republic to the early empire. Looking closely at the works of Lucilius, Catullus, Propertius, Horace, Virgil, Tibullus, Ovid, Statius, Martial, and Juvenal, Poetic Autonomy in Ancient Rome affords fresh insight into ancient literary texts and reinvigorates the dialogue between ancient and modern aesthetics.

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A. J. Boyle (éd.), Seneca: Medea

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Anthony James Boyle (éd.), Seneca: Medea. Edited with Introduction, Translation, and Commentary, Oxford, 2014.

Éditeur : Oxford University Press
640 pages
ISBN : 978-0-19-960208-7
£ 100.00


The myth of the sorceress Medea, who, abandoned by her Argonaut husband Jason, killed their children in revenge, has exerted a continuous impact on European writers and artists from classical Greece to the present day. The ancient Romans were especially drawn to the myth, but Seneca's tragedy is the only dramatic treatment to have survived from imperial Rome intact. It is intellectually and poetically one of the richest of Seneca's plays and theatrically one of his most innovative, spectacular and self-reflective. Its themes include the problematics of power and civilization, the dynamics of 'self' and 'other', the psychology of action, the determinism of history, the tragic theatre itself. The play's deep influence on the European dramatic, operatic and artistic tradition (and beyond) is only now being fully appreciated. Poets, dramatists, librettists, composers, choreographers, painters, film-makers - including Boccaccio, Shakespeare, Webster, Corneille, Noverre, Cherubini, Mayr, Grillparzer, Turner, Anouilh, Jeffers, Pasolini, Müller, Ripstein, Reimann - exhibit its formal and thematic force.

This full-scale critical edition of Seneca's Medea offers a substantial introduction, a new Latin text, an English verse translation designed for both performance and serious study, and a detailed commentary on the play which is exegetic, analytic, and interpretative. The aim throughout has been to elucidate the text dramatically as well as philologically, and to locate the play firmly in its contemporary historical and theatrical context and in the ensuing literary and dramatic tradition.

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Y. Lehmann, L. Pernot et B. Stenuit, Bibliographie analytique de la prière grecque et romaine

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Yves Lehmann, Laurent Pernot et Bernard Stenuit, Bibliographie analytique de la prière grecque et romaine. Supplément à la deuxième édition. Années 2004-2008 (notices n° 839 à n° 1088) et complément des années antérieures. Index cumulés couvrant les années 1898-2008 (notices n° 1 à n° 1088), Turnhout, 2013.

Éditeur : Brepols
Collection : Recherches sur les Rhétoriques Religieuses, 1 bis
287 pages
ISBN : 978-2-503-54962-0
55 €

 


Ce supplément de la Bibliographie analytique de la prière grecque et romaine répertorie les livres et articles publiés sur le sujet, dans toutes les langues, entre 2004 et 2008. Chaque publication a été lue et a fait l'objet d'une notice comportant : description bibliographique, résumé analytique, liste de mots-clés et relevé des textes anciens cités.
Aux 838 notices de la seconde édition, qui couvrait la période 1898-2003, le supplément ajoute 250 nouvelles publications. En outre, le Thesaurus et les Index sont cumulatifs : les 1 088 notices sont ainsi intégralement répertoriées. Ce nouvel instrument de travail présente un panorama complet de l'histoire de la recherche sur la prière grecque et romaine depuis la fin du XIXe siècle jusqu'au début du XXIe.
Gérard Freyburger et Laurent Pernot, Professeurs à l'Université de Strasbourg, sont fondateurs et directeurs du Centre d'Analyse des Rhétoriques Religieuses de l'Antiquité (C.A.R.R.A.). Bernard Stenuit est chercheur associé au C.A.R.R.A.

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Petrus Pisanus, Grammatical Works Attributed to Peter of Pisa, Charlemagne's Tutor

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Petrus Pisanus, Grammatical Works Attributed to Peter of Pisa, Charlemagne's Tutor, Hildesheim, 2014.
Edited by Elke Krotz and Michael M. Gorman, with an introduction by Michael M. Gorman.

Éditeur : Weidmann
Collection : BIBLIOTHECA WEIDMANNIANA Band XVI
LXXII/357 pages
ISBN : 978-3-615-00415-1
98,00 Eur


Alcuin and Einhard relate how an elderly deacon from Pisa named Peter crossed the Alps and taught Latin grammar to Charlemagne for some years during the period 774-790. Peter had previously resided in Pavia. He was associated with some of the most prominent men in Charlemagne's service, since he exchanged poems with Angilbert of St Riquier and Paul the Deacon.
Several grammatical works which have been attributed to Peter during the past century are published here for the first time. In the Quaestiunculae in Priscianum, grammatical doctrine from Priscian's Ars was recast in the form of quaestiones and responsiones. The Ars Petri, Peter's commentary on Donatus, was dedicated to Charlemagne and has survived in three manuscripts. Various texts in the Codex Diezianus, which has been linked with Peter of Pisa, are also presented here. These texts allow us to study grammatical teaching as it developed in elite circles during Charlemagne's reign.

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