Ägyptische Erzählungen oder Über die Vorsehung 978-3-16-152259-8 - Mohr Siebeck
Theology

Synesios von Kyrene

Ägyptische Erzählungen oder Über die Vorsehung

Hrsg. v. Martin Hose. Eingel., übers. u. m. interpretierenden Essays versehen v. Martin Hose, Wolfgang Bernard, Frank Feder u. Monika Schuol

[The Egyptian Tale or On Providence.]

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Published in German.
This volume provides the first German translation of a text by Synesius, »The Egyptian Tale,« since 1835 and also makes it accessible through essays on contemporary history, the form of the allegory and on Egyptian elements.
Synesius of Cyrene (approx. 370–412 AD) can be seen as a representative of the Greek upper classes in the Roman Empire in late antiquity. He studied philosophy in Athens and Alexandria and held important offices, for example as a bishop, in Cyrene, as was the custom for members of the property-owning elite. As an intellectual, he was caught between the competing concepts of Christianity, pagan literary tradition (this could be described as »cultural Hellenism«) and (neo-Platonic) philosophy. His literary works, letters, hymns and tracts show how he was able to deal with this conflict productively. This volume provides the first German translation of a text by Synesius, »The Egyptian Tale,« since 1835 and also makes it accessible through essays on contemporary history, the form of the allegory and on Egyptian elements.
Authors/Editors

Synesios von Kyrene No current data available.

Martin Hose Geboren 1961; Studium der Klassischen Philologie; 1990 Promotion; 1993 Habilitation; seit 1997 Ordinarius für Klassische Philologie an der LMU München; seit 2001 Mitglied der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.

Wolfgang Bernard No current data available.

Frank Feder No current data available.

Monika Schuol No current data available.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Jahrbuch f.Antike und Christentum — 56/57 (2013/14), S. 187–189 (Samuel Vollenweider)
In: Zeitschr.f.Antikes Christentum — 19 (2015), S. 523–525 (Aglae Massima Valeria Pizzone)
In: H-Soz-u-Kult — http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/rezensionen/2013–1-090 (02/2013) (Frank Schleicher)
In: Gymnasium — 121 (2014), S. 410–411 (Jan R. Stenger)
In: Cristianesimo nella storia — 36 (2015), S. 201–203 (Fabienne Jourdan)