Philology, philosophy, commentary and reception in Plutarch's work are only some of the main topics discussed within a large academic output devoted to the writer of Chaeronea by Professor Paola Volpe Cacciatore. The volume is divided into four sections: Plutarchean Fragments,
Quaestiones convivales, Religion & Philosophy, and Plutarch's Reception from Humanism to Modern Times. The eighteen studies collected in this volume, originally published in Italian and here translated into English, concern the
Corpus Plutarcheum, including
De Iside et Osiride, the treatises against the Stoics,
De genio Socratis,
De liberis educandis,
De musica, and some Plutarchean fragments. The volume is a tribute to celebrate the lifelong study of Plutarch's work by Professor Paola Volpe Cacciatore, one of the most remarkable Plutarchean scholars of the last decades.
Paola Volpe Cacciatore is Professor of Greek Language and Literature at the University of Salerno and current President of the
International Plutarch Society. The themes of her research concern Plutarch’s
Moralia, Greek tragedy, reception of Plutarchean work in the Humanism, revival of tragedy in modern and contemporary age. Some of her latest publications are
L’eredità di Plutarco. Ricerche e proposte (Napoli 2004);
Plutarco. Frammenti (ed.) (Napoli 2007);
Gli scritti di Plutarco: tradizione, traduzione, ricezione, commento. Atti del IX Convegno Internazionale della International Plutarch Society (G. Pace & P. V. eds.) (Napoli 2013);
Il dolore di Fedra tra passato e presente (Trieste 2014).
Serena Citro (Ph.D. in Classical Philology and Research Assistant at the University of Salerno and Universidade de Coimbra) takes part in International Conferences on Ancient Greek Language and Literature and is currently involved in Academic Research Projects. She has published many papers on Plutarch, especially on
Regum et imperatorum apophthegmata.
Fabio Tanga (Ph.D. in Classical Philology, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Adjunct Professor and Research Assistant at the University of Salerno and Universidad de Málaga) takes part in Academic Research Projects and International Conferences on Ancient Greek Literature. He has published the volume:
Plutarco. La virtù delle donne (Mulierum virtutes). Introduzione, testo critico, traduzione italiana e note di commento. Boston/Leiden: Brill ("Brill's Plutarch Studies" 3) 2019.
Preliminary Note Preface Articles Included in This Book and Their Original Place of Publication
Introduction Aurelio Pérez Jiménez
Part 1 Plutarch’s Fragments
Plutarch’s fr. 24 Sandbach
For the Understanding of a Lost Text
“Whatever Your Destiny, to Work Is Best:” Plutarch, fr. 44 Sandbach
Plutarch and the Commentary on Phaenomena of Aratus
The μεταβολή of the Soul (Frags. 177–178 Sandbach)
Part 2 Quaestiones convivales
Plutarch, Quaest. conv. 4.6: An Example of Religious Syncretism
“Cicalata sul fascino volgarmente detto jettatura:” Plutarch, Quaest. conv. 5.7
Plutarchus in Plutarcho: De primo frigido and Quaest. conv. 6.4–5
Quaest. conv. 6.8 on Bulimia: Plutarch’s Explanation for a Current Problem
Part 3 Religion & Philosophy
Plutarch’s δικαιοσύνη in the Writings against the Stoics
Is the God of the Stoics a Philanthropist?
Fate and Luck in Plutarch’s Works against the Stoics: An Unresolved Issue
The Justice of the Sage: Polemic of Plutarch against the Stoics
Plutarch’s De Iside et Osiride: A Reconciliation between Religion and Myth
Part 4 Plutarch’s Reception from Humanism to Modern Age
Reflections on the Translation of De liberis educandis by Guarino Guarini
The Latin Translation of De genio Socratis by Naogeorgus
Poetic Quotations in Humanistic Translations of De liberis educandis
“What Is the Best Music, Ancient or Modern?:” Pietro Metastasio and De musica
Bibliography Curriculum Vitae of Paola Volpe Cacciatore Bibliography of Paola Volpe Cacciatore Index of Ancient Sources
Readers: Universities (Departments and Libraries), Institutes for Classical Studies, Institutes for Philosophy, Art & Archaeology Faculties, Public and Private Libraries, professors, scholars, specialists, post-graduate students.
Subject Areas: Classics, Greek and Latin Literature, Plutarch's work and thought, Classical Philology, Ancient Philosophy, Ancient Religion, Ancient History, Reception Studies, Humanism, Pedagogy, Comparative Studies, Anthropology, Christian Literature & Judaism, Musicology.