Conference Announcement: Philosophos Bios (9-11 May 2013)

Philosophos bios: Philosophical Uses of Biography in the Hellenistic Age and Late Antiquity 

Palazzo Feltrinelli, Gargnano (Lago di Garda)

 9-11 May 2013

Palazzo Feltrinelli, Gargnano, Italy

Organized by T. Bénatouïl (Université de Nancy), M. Bonazzi (Università degli Studi di Milano), Carlos Lévy (Université de Paris IV – Sorbonne), Stefan Schorn (Leuven Catholic University) and Gerd van Riel (Leuven Catholic University)

Thursday 9 May

h. 16.00

1) Dino de Sanctis (Pisa): La biografia nel Kepos: il profilo esemplare del saggio epicureo tra propaganda e didagmata per la felicità.

h. 17.30

2) Phillip Horky (Durham): Authority and First Words: Diogenes Laertius on Heraclitus on Pythagoras

Friday 10 May

h. 9.30

3) Jan Opsomer (KU Leuven): Philosophers in Plutarch’s Vitae parallelae

h. 11.15

4) Karin Schlapbach (Ottawa): The spectacle of a life. Biography as philosophy in Lucian


h. 14.30

5) Stefan Schorn (KU Leuven) : Biographie und Fürstenspiegel. Politische Paränese in Philostrats Vita Apollonii


6) Philippe Hoffmann (EPHE): Sur les biographies de philosophes dans le néoplatonisme

Saturday 11 May

h. 9.00

7) Irmgard Männlein-Robert (Tübingen): Polemik in der Vita Pythagorica Iamblichs

h. 11.00

8) Franco Trabattoni (Milano): Il filosofo platonico secondo Damascio


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