The title of this volume A Man of Many Interests: Plutarch on Religion, Myth, and Magic. Essays in honour of Aurelio Pérez Jiménez is first and foremost a coalescing homage to Plutarch and to Aurelio, and to the way they have been inspiring (as master and indirect disciple) a multitude of readers in their path to knowledge, here metonymically represented by the scholars who offer their tribute to them.
The analysis developed throughout the several contributions favors a philological approach of wide spectrum, i.e., stemming from literary and linguistic aspects, it projects them into their cultural, religious, philosophical, and historical framework. The works were organized into two broad sections, respectively devoted to the Lives and to the Moralia.
Lautaro Roig Lanzillotta is Full Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Studies at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of the University of Groningen. His main areas of interest are Early Christian Literature, especially early Christian Apocrypha and the Nag Hammadi Library, and Ancient Greek Philosophy. He is Editor-in-Chief of Gnosis: Journal of Gnostic Studies, of the Nag Hammadi Bibliography Online and author of Acta Andreae Apocrypha (Patrick Cramer 2007), Diccionario de Personajes del Nuevo Testamento (Herder, 2017).
Delfim Leão is Full Professor at the Institute of Classical Studies and a researcher at the Center for Classical and Humanistic Studies, University of Coimbra. His main areas of interest are ancient history, law and political theory of the Greeks, theatrical pragmatics, the ancient novel, and digital humanities. Among his main recent works are: The Laws of Solon (London, I. B. Tauris, 2015) co-authored with P. J. Rhodes, and with G. Thür: Symposion 2015. Vorträge zur griechischen und hellenistischen Rechtsgeschichte (Wien, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2016).
Contributors are: Frances Titchener, Carlos Alcalde Martín, José Luis Calvo, Delfim Leão, Judith Mossman, Anastasios G. Nikolaidis, Christopher Pelling, Philip Stadter, Paola Volpe, Francesco Becchi, Israel Muñoz Gallarte, Lautaro Roig Lanzillotta, Geert Roskam, Vicente M. Ramón Palerm, Frederick Brenk, John Dillon, Franco Ferrari, Aristoula Georgiadou, Luc van der Stockt, Luisa Lesage Gárriga.
The scholarly community of “Plutarchists”; libraries, specialists and students, in the areas of Classical Philology at large, comprising literature, linguistics, religion, philosophy, culture studies and ancient history.