S. Wenzel, The Sermons of William Peraldus

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Siegfried Wenzel, The Sermons of William Peraldus. An Appraisal, Turnhout, 2017.

Éditeur : Brepols
Collection : Sermo, 13
XII-219 pages
ISBN : 978-2-503-56798-3
75 €

The French Dominican William Peraldus or Guillaume Peyraut (died c. 1275), well known for his long summae on the vices and virtues, also produced several cycles of sermons, of which two deal with the Epistle and the Gospel readings for the Sundays of the Church year. This study analyzes the latter in some detail and argues that, rather than collecting sermons he had preached earlier, Peraldus wrote these sermons systematically for the use of other preachers. The Epistle sermons for the first Sunday in Advent and the Gospel sermons for the third Sunday in Advent are presented in their original Latin text together with an English translation in order to demonstrate how Peraldus dealt with the biblical text as well as his moral concerns and his literary style. The selected texts are then compared with several other major cycles produced in France in Peraldus's time. Like his summae on the vices and the virtues, Peraldus's sermons became very popular in medieval Europe, as is witnessed by selective copying and citations that can be seen in a number of instances primarily from the sermon literature of later medieval England. One aspect of this popularity is the adaptation of his material into a genuine sermon, as it can be found in the sermons attributed to Repingdon, of which one is here examined in detail.

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S. Papaioannou, A. Serafim et B. da Vela (éd.), The Theatre of Justice. Aspects of Performance in Greco-Roman Oratory and Rhetoric

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Sophia Papaioannou, Andreas Serafim, Beatrice da Vela (éd.), The Theatre of Justice. Aspects of Performance in Greco-Roman Oratory and Rhetoric, Leiden, 2017.

Éditeur : Brill
Collection : Mnemosyne, Supplements, 404
ISBN : 9789004334649
126 euros

The Theatre of Justice contains 17 chapters that offer a holistic view of performance in Greek and Roman oratorical and political contexts. This holistic view consists of the examination of two areas of techniques. The first one relates to the delivery of speeches and texts: gesticulation, facial expressions and vocal communication. The second area includes a wide diversity of techniques that aim at forging a rapport between the speaker and the audience, such as emotions, language and style, vivid imagery and the depiction of characters.
In this way the volume develops a better understanding of the objectives of public speaking, the mechanisms of persuasion, and the extent to which performance determined the outcome of judicial and political contests.


Source : Brill


G. Ottone (éd.), Historiai para doxan. Documenti greci in frammenti: nuove prospettive esegetiche

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Gabriella Ottone (éd.), Historiai para doxan. Documenti greci in frammenti: nuove prospettive esegetiche, Tivoli, 2017.

Éditeur : Edizioni Tored
Collection : Themata, 19
348 pages
ISBN : 978-88-99846-01-5
Euro 100,00

Il volume raccoglie gli Atti dell' Incontro Internazionale di Studi tenutosi presso l'Università di Genova il 10 e 11 Marzo 2016, patrocinato dal DIRAAS e dal Dottorato di Ricerca in "Letterature e Culture Classiche e Moderne" dell'Ateneo genovese, dall' ISTA (EA 4011) dell' Université de Franche Comté, dal Centro Interdisciplinare di Ricerca "Forme del Sapere nel Mondo Antico" dell'Università di Roma "Tor Vergata" e dall' International Society "Geography and Historiography in Antiquity (GAHIA)".
La prospettiva d'indagine è focalizzata sul recupero del valore documentario dei testi greci pervenuti in frammenti e sulla significatività del loro apporto alla ricostruzione dei contesti storici e culturali, con specifica attenzione alle criticità originate da doxai arbitrarie o erronee invalse nella tradizione antica o nella moderna scholarship.

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Glosae in regula Sancti Benedicti abbatis ad usum Smaragdi Sancti Michaelis abbatis

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Glosae in regula Sancti Benedicti abbatis ad usum Smaragdi Sancti Michaelis abbatis, éd. Matthieu van der Meer, Turnhout, 2017.

Éditeur : Brepols
Collection : Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis (CCCM 282)
CXXII-366 pages
ISBN : 978-2-503-57276-5
275 €

The Glosae de diuersis doctoribus collectae in regula S. Benedicti abbatis is a unique source for analyzing how scholars contextualized and read the text chosen to guide Carolingian monastic reforms. The Glosae consists of two parts, a catena-glossary of ca. 1100 elementary terms of the Regula Benedicti, and a florilegium of more than 360 extracts from a wide range of biblical and patristic texts. Both the glossary and the florilegium follow closely the chapters of the Regula Benedicti. Especially the glossary indicates that the Regula had a curious double function of a text to be studied and a text that was used as a tool for learning Latin. Moreover, the glossary is one of the earliest witnesses to the popularity of the Liber Glossarum in the early ninth century. Like the Liber Glossarum, the Glosae testifies to that remarkable Carolingian spirit of ordering, correcting, preserving, and renewing ancient wisdom. Both the glossary and the florilegium have been used by Smaragdus of St-Mihiel (d. c. 827), the chief monastic reformer of his generation, for the Expositio in regulam Sancti Benedicti – the oldest and best known commentary to the Rule. The florilegium of the Glosae is structured in a way that is similar to Benedict of Aniane's Concordia Regularum, a work that juxtaposes the Regula Benedicti with other monastic rules. The Glosae provides a counter model to the Concordia's normative understanding of the Regula Benedicti by contextualizing it with ascetical, doctrinal, exegetic and pastoral texts.

Matthieu van der Meer received his Ph.D. in philosophy at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands (2006) and is currently Assistant Professor of Classics at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.

Source : Brepols


Augustin, Contra Academicos, De beata vita, De ordine

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Augustin, Contra Academicos, De beata vita, De ordine, éd. Therese Fuhrer et Simone Adam, Berlin-Boston, 2017.

Éditeur : De Gruyter
Collection : Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana
LXI-188 pages
ISBN : 978-3-11-044374-5
79,95 €

The three earliest writings of Augustine of Hippo address questions about the Stoic and Skeptical theory of perception, ethics, pagan and Christian theology, and the ancient education program. For the first time, this edition offers a text edited according to stringent scientific criteria that take into account the entire manuscript legacy. It is thus an important working tool for classical philologists, philosophers, and theologians.


Source : De Gruyter


Jean Hus, Constantiensia

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Jean Hus, Constantiensia, éd. Helena Krmíčková, Turnhout, 2016.

Éditeur : Brepols
Collection : Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis (CCCM 274)
XCII-350 pages
ISBN : 978-2-503-55469-3
255 €

This volume comprises treatises that were written in the last months of the life of the Bohemian reformer John Hus. These treatises were written shortly before his departure for Constance as well as during his stay and imprisonment there. While still in Bohemia, Hus wrote the following treatises for his anticipated appearance before the council: the Sermo de pace, dealing with his concept of peace and emphasizing the peace of God, the De sufficiencia legis Cristi on the superiority of the law of Christ, and the De fidei sue elucidacione explaining the foundations of his faith. Shortly before his imprisonment in Constance, he composed the De sanguine Cristi sub specie vini where he gave his opinion on the problem of the communion of the laity under both species. The treatises Deposiciones testium, Responsiones ad articulos Wiclef, and Responsiones ad articulos Palecz contain Hus's answers to the accusations raised by the prosecution in Constance. For those who imprisoned him, Hus wrote seven shorter tracts of catechetical nature (De mandatis Domini, De peccato mortali, De cognicione et dileccione Dei, De tribus hostibus hominis, De penitencia, De matrimonio, De sacramento corporis et sanguinis Domini), generally referred to as the Constance tracts. His last treatise, the Responsum ultimum, brings Hus's answers to the articles excerpted from his pivotal treatises De ecclesia.

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Nicolas de Cues, La Chasse de la sagesse

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Nicolas de Cues, La Chasse de la sagesse et autres œuvres de philosophie tardive, traduit et commenté par Jocelyne Sfez, Paris, 2017.

Éditeur : Les Belles Lettres
Collection : Sagesses médiévales
320 pages
ISBN : 9782251446622
25 €

Nicolas de Cues (1401-1464) marqua de son empreinte la pensée européenne, de la Renaissance à l'époque moderne.
Lecteur assidu de la tradition philosophique de l'Antiquité et du Moyen Âge, curieux de science, de médecine et des arts, Nicolas de Cues rédigea notamment La Docte Ignorance, Les Conjectures, La Pensée, La Paix de la foi et La Vision de Dieu.
Nous proposons ici un ensemble cohérent et très largement annoté de textes de la philosophie tardive du Cusain : Le Dialogue à trois sur le Pouvoir-est, La Chasse de la sagesse, Le Compendium et La Cime de la contemplation.

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