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Herwig Görgemanns

Philologos Kosmos

Kleine Schriften zur antiken Literatur, Naturwissenschaft, Philosophie und Religion
Hrsg. v. Rainer Hirsch-Luipold u. Manuel Baumbach

[Philologos Kosmos. Selected Essays on Ancient Literature, Science, Philosophy and Religion. Edited by Manuel Baumbach and Rainer Hirsch-Luipold.]

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The selected essays of Herwig Görgemanns, which have been collected in this volume for the Greek scholar from Heidelberg to commemorate his 80th birthday, combine all those elements which elsewhere would come undone in disciplinary fragmentation and in the disparity between specialization and communication skills. Detailed studies of ancient literature, the history of ideas and science are combined with a masterful description of the major philosophical and religious-theological contexts in the works of Herwig Görgemanns. The spectrum of essays in this volume ranges from the issues of »Truth and Fiction in Plato's Atlantis Story« to the problem of »Solar Eclipses in Ancient Astronomy« as well as accounts of the history of ethics, the »Fear and Hope of the Hereafter in the Greek Writings« and of »Cosmology, Cosmogony and Creation.« They contain interpretations of Plato and the Homeric Hymn to Hermes as well as of Cicero, Plutarch and Marcus Aurelius, the fourth book of Maccabees and Origen.
The selected essays of Herwig Görgemanns, which have been collected in this volume for the Greek scholar from Heidelberg to commemorate his 80th birthday, combine all those elements which elsewhere would come undone in disciplinary fragmentation and in the disparity between specialization and communication skills. Detailed studies of ancient literature, the history of ideas and science are combined with a masterful description of the major philosophical and religious-theological contexts in the works of Herwig Görgemanns. The spectrum of essays in this volume ranges from the issues of »Truth and Fiction in Plato's Atlantis Story« to the problem of »Solar Eclipses in Ancient Astronomy« as well as accounts of the history of ethics, the »Fear and Hope of the Hereafter in the Greek Writings« and of »Cosmology, Cosmogony and Creation.« They contain interpretations of Plato and the Homeric Hymn to Hermes as well as of Cicero, Plutarch and Marcus Aurelius, the fourth book of Maccabees and Origen.
Authors/Editors

Herwig Görgemanns Geboren 1931; 1959 Promotion; 1965 Habilitation; 1967/1968 Fellow am Center for Hellenic Studies der Harvard University; seit 1972 Professor für klassische Philologie an die Universität Heidelberg; 1997 emeritiert.

Rainer Hirsch-Luipold Born 1967; studies in Protestant Theology and Greek Philology; since 2011 Professor of New Testament and History of Ancient Religion, University of Bern; since 2015 also Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Ancient Studies, Stellenbosch University.

Manuel Baumbach Geboren 1970; 1990–95 Studium der Klassischen Philologie an den Universitäten Innsbruck, Heidelberg und Cambridge; 1997 Promotion; 2001–02 Junior Fellow am Center for Hellenic Studies (Harvard University); 2005 Habilitation; 2005–2009 Gastprofessur am Klassisch-Philologischen Seminar der Universität Zürich; seit 2009 Professor für Klassische Philologie mit dem Schwerpunkt Gräzistik an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — 138 (2013), S. 1383–1385 (Reinhard Feldmeier)
In: Göttingische Gelehrte Anzeigen — 271 (2019), S. 177–189 (Heinz-Günther Nesselrath)