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Cosmic Order and Divine Power

Pseudo-Aristotle, On the Cosmos
Introduction, Text, Translation and Interpretative Essays by Johan C. Thom, Renate Burri, Clive Chandler, Hans Daiber, Jill Kraye, Andrew Smith, Hidemi Takahashi, Anna Tzvetkova-Glaser. Ed. by Johan C. Thom

[Kosmische Ordnung und göttliche Macht. Pseudo-Aristoteles, Über den Kosmos.]

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The treatise De mundo offers a cosmology in the Peripatetic tradition which subordinates what happens in the cosmos to the might of an omnipotent god. Thus the work is paradigmatic for the philosophical and religious concepts of the early imperial age, which offer points of contact with nascent Christianity.
The treatise De mundo (On the Cosmos), dated around the 1st century BCE, offers a cosmology in the Peripatetic tradition which draws also on Platonic and Stoic thought and subordinates what happens in the cosmos to the might of an omnipotent god. Thus the work is paradigmatic for the philosophical and religious concepts of the early imperial age, which offer points of contact with nascent Christianity. In line with the aims of the SAPERE series, this volume on De mundo is explicitly interdisciplinary by nature, bringing together contributions from scholars from a broad spectrum of disciplines and specialisations which focus on specific topics, each from its own disciplinary perspective. The volume contains a Greek text and translation of De mundo as well as interpretive essays on the language and style, geography, cosmotheology and the reception in or possible influence of De mundo in various intellectual traditions.
Authors/Editors

Johan C. Thom Born 1954; Studied at the Universities of Stellenbosch, Pretoria, and Chicago; 1990 PhD; Professor of Classics at the University of Stellenbosch.

Renate Burri ist Doktorandin in Klassischer Philologie an der Universität Göttingen.

Clive Chandler No current data available.

Hans Daiber No current data available.

Jill Kraye No current data available.

Andrew Smith No current data available.

Hidemi Takahashi No current data available.

Anna Tzvetkova-Glaser No current data available.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Sehepunkte — http://www.sehepunkte.de/2015/05/25988.html (Andrea Falcon)
In: Bryn Mawr Classical Review — http://www.bmcreview.org/2015/08/20150834.html (David Sider)
In: Classical Review — 66 (2016), S. 68–70 (Pavel Gregoric)
In: Theologie und Philosophie — 92 (2017), S. 428–431 (J.-M. Pinjuh)
In: Arctos – Acta Philologica Fennica — 50 (2016), S. 192–194 (Jari Nummi)