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Ice-cold in Alex: Philo's treatment of the divine lover in Hellenistic pedagogy

King, Fergus J. (2012) Ice-cold in Alex: Philo's treatment of the divine lover in Hellenistic pedagogy. In: Alcibiades and the Socratic lover-Educator. Bristol Classical Press, London, pp. 164-179,. ISBN 9780715640869

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Abstract

The Judaism of the Second Temple period was not an isolated culture. Modern research shows that, as a result of the long-standing interplay of Greek, Roman and Judaic cultures, Judaism developed its thinking and practice in dialogue with its neighbours' and conquerors' cultures, though the extent of the interplay remains contentious. That interplay can be seen in the work of the Alexandrian Jewish writer, Philo, whose work is a fusion of Greek philosophy and Judaism. Platonic ideas and literature figure heavily in his writing. However, the relationship which exists between pupil and teacher does not adopt wholeheartedly the patterns which can be seen in the Platonic corpus.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): Socrates, Plato, philosophy
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220315 Philosophy of Religion
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subject Area(s): A - Philosophy
Association with University of Divinity: TRC: Trinity College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2016 15:35
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2016 15:35
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2053

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