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Sophisten in Hellenismus und Kaiserzeit

Orte, Methoden und Personen der Bildungsvermittlung
Hrsg. v. Beatrice Wyss, Rainer Hirsch-Luipold u. Solmeng-Jonas Hirschi

[Sophists in Hellenistic and Imperial Times. Places, Methods and Protagonists of Paideia.]

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At the centre of the contributions of this volume, which examines places, methods and protagonists of the transmission of paideia, is the sophist as a (bad) teacher and orator, as an antagonist of philosophers or as an exponent of Greek learning.
Scholarly discussion customarily distinguishes a first (5 th/4th century BCE) from a so-called Second Sophistic (2nd century CE). However, the literature of Hellenistic and Early Imperial times also knew a number of sophists. At the centre of the contributions of this volume, which examines places, methods and protagonists of the transmission of paideia, is the sophist as a (bad) teacher and orator, as an antagonist of philosophers or as an exponent of Greek learning. Sophists operated in the gymnasium, in Alexandria's Museion, in Rome's temples as well as private schools in Egypt and Judea. Alongside these places, the volume discusses the methods of the transmission of paideia, and the social provenance of the teachers. The contributions of the volume show how pagan and Jewish thinkers, Platonists and Stoics alike, view paideia as a path to a true understanding of the world and God.
Survey of contents
Peter Scholz: Ein Ort bürgerlicher Mühe und Muße. Formen und Funktionen der Institution des griechischen Gymnasions im historischen Wandel – Stefanie Holder: Einrichtungen für Bildung und Lernen im kaiserzeitlichen Alexandria. War das Museion eine antike »Hochschule«? – Marco Galli: Le performances dei medici-sofisti. Luoghi della Seconda Sofistica a Roma – Paul Schubert: L'activité des sophistes grecs en Égypte d'après le témoignage des papyrus – Johann Goeken: Orateurs et sophistes au banquet – Werner Urbanz: »Für alle, die Bildung suchen« (Sir 33,18). Aspekte frühjüdischer Bildung im Buch Jesus Sirach – Gregory E. Sterling: Philo's School. The Social Setting of Ancient Commentaries – Alexandra Michalewski: Pratiques du sophiste et du philosophe dans le Didaskalikos d'Alcinoos et le Prologue d'Albinus – Christian Fron: Der ewige Wettkampf. Zur Konkurrenz unter kaiserzeitlichen Sophisten – Beatrice Wyss: Σοφιστής in der Kaiserzeit. Gescholtener Lehrer oder gefeierter Redner?
Authors/Editors

Beatrice Wyss Geboren 1974; Studium der klassischen Philologie und Philosophie; 2008 Promotion; 2007–11 wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin DFG-Nachwuchsforschergruppe »Ratio Religionis«, Göttingen; 2011–14 DFG-Projekt »Sophist«, Göttingen und Bern; seit 2014 SNF-Projekt Erst-Edition »Giovanni del Virgilio, Paraphrasen zu Ovids Metamorphosen«, Bern.

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.

Solmeng-Jonas Hirschi Geboren 1992; Studium der klassischen Philologie; 2016 MSt; 2012–14 Hilfassistenzen DFG-Projekt »Sophist«, Bern; seit 2016 DPhil in Classics, University of Oxford, Lincoln College.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: New Testament Abstracts — 61 (2017), S. 383–384
In: Zeitschr. f. Kirchengeschichte — 130 (2019), S. 244–246 (Casper C. de Jonge)
In: Sehepunkte — http://www.sehepunkte.de/2018/01/30158.html (Maria-Paz de Hoz)
In: Journal for the Study of the NT — 40.5 (2018), S. 123–124 (Sean A. Adams)