Was ist wahre Freiheit? 978-3-16-156433-8 - Mohr Siebeck
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Was ist wahre Freiheit?

Diatribe IV 1
Hrsg. v. Samuel Vollenweider. Eingel., übers. u. m. interpretierenden Essays versehen v. Samuel Vollenweider, Manuel Baumbach, Eva Ebel, Maximilian Forschner u. Thomas Schmeller

[What is true freedom? Diatribe IV 1.]

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Diatribe IV 1 peri eleutherias is one of the most compact (and at the same time one of the longest) of Epictetus' discourses (around 100 AD) which was handed down to us by the historian Arrian. This quintessential text not only combines many pivotal subjects taught by the Stoic but also demonstrates his remarkable art of persuasiveness. In addition to a detailed introduction, the text, the translation and a running commentary, the volume contains a series of essays which are based on passages in the text.
Diatribe IV 1 peri eleutherias is one of the most compact (and at the same time one of the longest) of Epictetus' discourses (around 100 AD) which was handed down to us by the historian Arrian. This quintessential text not only combines many pivotal subjects taught by the Stoic but also demonstrates his remarkable art of persuasiveness. In addition to a detailed introduction, the text, the translation and a running commentary, the volume contains a series of essays which are based on passages in the text, and these reveal further Epictetian contexts as well as an analysis of the philosophical background and the contemporary environment. The authors deal with slavery and manumission, Epictetus' theory of freedom in relationship to the classical Stoic doctrine as well as Epictetus' theology and its relationship to the New Testament.
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Samuel Vollenweider Geboren 1953; Promotion und Habilitation in Zürich; 1988/89 Gastdozent in Kyôto und Nishinomiya (Japan); 1989–2000 Professor für Neues Testament in Bern; 2000–19 Professor für Neues Testament in Zürich, seither emeritiert.
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7841-2182

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.

Eva Ebel Geboren 1971; Studium der Evangelischen Theologie und Latinistik in Münster und Zürich; 2003 Promotion; wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Lehrstuhl für Neues Testament I der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Maximilian Forschner No current data available.

Thomas Schmeller No current data available.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Biblische Zeitschrift — 59 (2015), S. 154–155 (Manfred Lang)
In: Philosophisches Jahrbuch — 122 (2015), S. 201–203 (Wolfgang Hellmich)
In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — http://www.thlz.de/buch_des_monats.php?ausgabe=2014–11 (Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr)
In: Theologie und Philosophie — 92 (2017), S. 116–119 (Jan-Markus Pinjuh)