Quelques aspects du platonisme de Plutarque

Philosopher en commun, tourner sa pensée vers Dieu


Françoise Frazier’s Quelques aspects du platonisme de Plutarque: Philosopher en commun, Tourner sa pensée vers Dieu includes 20 essays on several philosophical tractates in Plutarch’s Moralia. Interesting both for Classists and Historians of Religion alike, the chapters provide an in-depth interpretation of several essential aspects of Plutarch’s philosophical dialogues that pays special heed both to the divine and the communication between God and humans. The book includes three sections. While the first is mainly concerned with Plutarch’s Amatorius, the second focuses on Plutarch’s relationship to Plato, especially in his myths of the afterlife. The third part, finally, deals with an important investigation that occupied Professor Frazier lately, namely the concept of pistis in the religious context of the first centuries CE.

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Biographical Note

Françoise Frazier (1959-2016) was Professor of Greek Language and Literature at the University Paris Ouest-Nanterre-La Défense. Book review editor of Ploutarchos, she edited several volumes of Plutarch’s Moralia (Belles Lettres) and authored numerous scientific articles.
Lautaro Roig Lanzillotta is Professor of New Testament and Early Christianityat the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of the University of Groningen. He is author of numerous studies on Plutarch, co-editor of Plutarch in the Religious and Philosophical World of Late Antiquity (2012), and editor of Frederick Brenk on Plutarch Religious Thinker and Biographer (2017).


All interested in Classics, Middle Platonism, and Plutarch. However, do to the approach and focus this book may also be interesting for Historians and Historians of Religion.

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