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Divine Men and Women in the History and Society of Late Hellenism

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ISBN: 978-83-233-3679-2
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Divine Men and Women in the History and Society of Late Hellenism, (ed. by M. Dzielska, K. Twardowska), Jagiellonian University Press, Cracow 2013

M. Dzielska, Foreword
M. Salamon, Introduction
List of participants
Polymnia Athanassiadi, The Divine Man of Late Hellenism: A Sociable and Popular Figure  
Pierre Chuvin, Praying, Wonder-Making and Advertising: The Epitynchanoi's Funerary Inscriptions
Dimitar Y. Dimitrov, Philosophy and Culture as Means to Divine Ascent in Late
Antiquity: The Case of Synesius
Maria Dzielska, Once More on Hypatia s Death
Agnieszka Kijewska, Boethius — Divine Man or Christian Philospopher?
Krzysztof Koscielniak, Aspects of Divinization According to Farid-al-din 'Attar Nisapiiri (diedc. 1221)
Adam Lukaszewicz, Lecture Halls at Kom el-Dikka in Alexandria
Andrzej Iwo Szoka, Salustios — Divine Man of Cynicism in Late Antiquity
Ilinca Tanaseanu-Dobler, Sosipatra — Role Models for 'Divine' Women in Late Antiquity
Kamilla Twardowska, Athenais Eudocia — Divine or Christian Woman?
Edward Watts, Damascius' Isidore: Collective Biography and a Perfectly Imperfect Philosophical Exemplar  
Conference photo gallery

The papers collected in the present volume were originally delivered at the conference “Divine Men and Women in the History and Society of Late Hellenism”, organised at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków on the 24th–25th June, 2010. The conference was a unique gathering of international scholars, who cherish the tradition of Hellenism in Late Antiquity and venerate its “divine” representatives (theioi andres), and who deeply identify with the moral values and philosophical concepts of those times and the Neoplatonic doctrine in general. The conference gathered many eminent scholars, who brought with them new perspectives on ancient  sources, presenting divine men and women of Neoplatonic era, their multifaceted activities and the entire range of their scientific pursuits and virtues.