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Ramelli, Ilaria 1973-

Works: 156 works in 440 publications in 6 languages and 5,379 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Church history  Biography‡vApocryphal and legendary literature  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, wst, Corrector, Author of introduction, Other, Annotator
Classifications: B577.H42, 188
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Most widely held works by Ilaria Ramelli
Hierocles the Stoic : elements of ethics, fragments and excerpts by Ilaria Ramelli( )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hierocles, the Stoic philosopher of the early imperial age, is a crucial witness to Middle and Neo-Stoicism, especially with regard to their ethical philosophy. In this volume, all of Hierocles' surviving works are translated into English for the first time, with the original Greek and a facing English translation: the Elements of Ethics, preserved on papyrus, along with all fragments and excerpts from the treatise On Duties, collected by Stobaeus in the fifth century C.E. and dealing mainly with social relationships, marriage, household, and family. In addition, Ramelli's introductory essay demonstrates how Hierocles was indebted to the Old Stoa and how he modified its doctrines in accord with Middle Stoicism and further developments in philosophy as well as his personal views. Finally, Ramelli's extensive commentary on Hierocles' works clarifies philosophical questions raised by the text and provides rich and updated references to existing scholarship."--Jacket
The Christian doctrine of Apokatastasis : a critical assessment from the New Testament to Eriugena by Ilaria Ramelli( )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of 'apokatastasis' (restoration), most famously defended by the Alexandrian exegete, philosopher and theologian Origen, has its roots in both Greek philosophy and Jewish-Christian Scriptures and literature, and became a major theologico-soteriological doctrine in Patristic. This monograph - the first comprehensive, systematic scholarly study of the history of the Christian 'apokatastasis' doctrine - argues its presence and Christological and Biblical foundation in numerous Christian thinkers, including Syriac, and analyses its origins, meaning, and development over eight centuries, from the New Testament to Eriugena, the last Patristic philosopher. Surprises await readers of this book, which results from fifteen years of research. For instance, they will discover that even Augustine, in his anti-Manichaean phase, supported the theory of universal restoration
Evagrius, Kephalaia gnostika : a new translation of the unreformed text from the Syriac by Evagrius( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evagrius exerted a striking impact on the development of spirituality, of Origenism, and of the spiritual interpretation of the Bible in Greek, Syriac, and Latin Christianity. This English translation of the most complete Syriac version of Kephalaia Gnostika makes Evagrius Ponticus's thoughts concerning reality, God, protology, eschatology, anthropology, and allegorical exegesis of Scripture widely available. (Publisher)
Terms for eternity : aiônios and aïdios in classical and Christian texts by Ilaria Ramelli( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is truly timeless? This book explores the language of eternity, and in particular two ancient Greek terms that may bear the sense of "eternal": aionios and aidios. This fascinating linguistic chronicle is marked by several milestones that correspond to the emergence of new perspectives on the nature of eternity. These milestones include the advent of Pre-Socratic physical speculation and the notion of limitless time in ancient philosophy, the major shift in orientation marked by Plato's idea of a timeless eternity, and the further development of Pre-Socratic insights by Epicurean and Stoic thinkers. From the biblical perspective, the intersection of Greek and Hebrew conceptions is reflected in Septuagint, as well as new inflections in popular terminology in the Hellenistic and Roman periods, and in the role of eternity in the theology of the New Testament. The profound cross-fertilization of Christian and classical philosophical conceptions in the works of the Church fathers and their contemporaries is explored, bringing the topic into the Patristic period. Christian theology in the first five centuries of the Common Era and its choice of vocabulary prove to be most revealing of larger doctrinal commitments. Above all debate raged on the question of eternal damnation versus the idea (deemed heretical in the Christian church after the formal condemnation of Origenism) of apocastastis or universal salvation -- that is, the belief that the wicked are not condemned to eternal punishment but will eventually be included among the saved. Terminology for "eternity" is often at the core of how these issues were debated, and helps to identify which writers inclined to one or the other view of the matter."--Publisher's website
Social justice and the legitimacy of slavery : the role of philosophical asceticism from ancient Judaism to late antiquity by Ilaria Ramelli( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Were slavery and social injustice leading to dire poverty in antiquity and late antiquity only regarded as normal, "natural" (Aristotle), or at best something morally "indifferent" (the Stoics), or, in the Christian milieu, a sad but inevitable consequence of the Fall, or even an expression of God's unquestionable will? Social Justice and the Legitimacy of Slavery shows that there were also definitive condemnations of slavery and social injustice as iniquitous and even impious, and that these came especially from ascetics, both in Judaism and in Christianity, and occasionally also in Greco-Roman ("pagan") philosophy. Ilaria L. E. Ramelli argues that this depends on a link not only between asceticism and renunciation, but also between asceticism and justice, at least in ancient and late antique philosophical asceticism. Ramelli provides a careful investigation through all of Ancient Philosophy (not only Aristotle and the Stoics, but also the Sophists, Socrates, Plato, the Neoplatonists, and much more), Ancient to Rabbinic Judaism, Hellenistic Jewish ascetic groups such as the Essenes and the Therapeutae, all of the New Testament, with special focus on Paul and Jesus, and Greek, Latin, and Syriac Patristic, from Clement and Origen to the Cappadocians, from John Chrysostom to Theodoret to Byzantine monastics, from Ambrose to Augustine, from Bardaisan to Aphrahat, without neglecting the Christianized Sentences of Sextus. In particular, Ramelli considers Gregory of Nyssa and the interrelation between theory and practice in all of these ancient and patristic philosophers, as well as to the parallels that emerge in their arguments against slavery and against social injustice." --
Early Christian and Jewish narrative : the role of religion in shaping narrative forms( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The authors of this volume elucidate the remarkable role played by religion in the shaping and reshaping of narrative forms in antiquity and late antiquity in a variety of ways. This is particularly evident in ancient Jewish and Christian narrative, which is in the focus of most of the contributions, but also in some "pagan" novels such as that of Heliodorus, which is dealt with as well in the third part of the volume, both in an illuminating comparison with Christian novels and in an inspiring rethinking of Heliodorus's relation to Neoplatonism. All of these essays, from diAerent perspectives, illuminate the interplay between narrative and religion, and show how religious concerns and agendas shaped narrative forms in Judaism and early Christianity. A series of compelling and innovative articles, all based on fresh and often groundbreaking research by eminent specialists, is divided into three large sections: part one deals with ancient Jewish narrative, and part two with ancient Christian narrative, in particular gospels, acts, biographies, and martyrdoms, while part three oAers a comparison with "pagan" narrative, and especially the religious novel of Heliodorus, both in terms of social perspectives and in terms of philosophical and religious agendas. Like the essays collected by Marília Futre Pinheiro, Judith Perkins, and Richard Pervo in 2013, which investigate the core role played by narratives in Christian and Jewish self-fashioning in the Roman Empire, the present volume fruitfully bridges the disciplinary gap between classical studies and ancient Jewish and Christian studies, oAers new insights, and hopefully opens up new paths of inquiry."--
Bardaisan of Edessa : a reassessment of the evidence and a new interpretation by Ilaria Ramelli( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the presentation of the status quaestionis and open problems, and of the methodological guidelines of the present investigation, there comes a critical and comparative analysis of the sources on Bardaisan (Julius Africanus and Didymus; Hippolytus; Porphyry; the Liber Legum Regionum; the Acts of Thomas; Eusebius; Gregory of Nyssa; Diodore of Tarsus; the Vita Abercii; Jerome; the Dialogue of Adamantius; Kphrem; Epiphanias (thence Augustine and the Praedestinatus); Sozomen, Theodoret, and Nicephorus; Movses Xorenac'i; Rabbula of Edessa; the Chronicon Edessenum and other Syriac Chronicles; Philoxenus of Mabbug; Isho'dad of Merw; Jacob of Rdessa; the cosmological accounts: Barhadbshabba Bar Konai, Abu Qurra, Moses Bar Kepha, (Ps.) John of Dara, Agapius, Michel the Syrian, Barhebraeus, Mu'taman, comparisons with Ephrem and Ps. Maruta; other biographical and/or doxographical accounts), which allows for a rcinterpretation of his thought. The contribution of this study to research lies in pointing out profound points of contact between Bardaisan, Origen, and their schools; the right evaluations of the fragments preserved by Porphyry; the role of Plato's Timaeus and Middle Platonism in Bardaisan's thought, in addition to Stoicism. A critical assessment of the reliability of the sources undermines the picture of a Gnostic and heretic Bardaisan. Some charges against him (like those, similar, against Origen) prove unfounded. Bardaisan's thought emerges as a deeply Christian thought, depending on the exegesis of Scripture, read in the light of Greek philosophy (an enterprise accomplished by Philo earlier, and in Bardaisan's day by Origen). Positive ancient sources present him as a deacon or even a presbyter, as an author of refutations of Marcionism and Gnosticism, and as a confessor of the Christian faith during a persecution. It is telling that the most positive sources on Bardaisan are authors belonging to the Origenian tradition
Le nozze di Filologia e Mercurio by Martianus Capella( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Italian and Latin and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tutti i commenti a Marziano Capella by Johannes Scotus Erigena( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in Italian and Latin and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compendio di teologia greca by Lucius Annaeus Cornutus( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in Italian and Greek, Ancient and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Bibliotheca Teubneriana, established in 1849, has evolved into the world's most venerable and extensive series of editions of Greek and Latin literature, ranging from classical to Neo-Latin texts. Some 4-5 new editions are published every year
Sull'anima e la resurrezione by Gregory( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in Italian and Greek, Ancient and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentario al Timeo di Platone : testo latino a fronte by Calcidius( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in Italian and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stoici romani minori( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il basileus come nomos empsychos tra diritto naturale e diritto divino : spunti platonici del concetto e sviluppi di età imperiale e tardo-antica by Ilaria Ramelli( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultura e religione etrusca nel mondo romano : la cultura etrusca dalla fine dell'indipendenza by Ilaria Ramelli( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Italian and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Possible historical traces in the Doctrina Addai by Ilaria Ramelli( )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Teaching of Addai is a Syriac document convincingly dated by some scholars in the fourth or fifth century AD. I agree with this dating, but I think that there may be some points containing possible historical traces that go back even to the first century AD, such as the letters exchanged by king Abgar and Tiberius. Some elements in them point to the real historical context of the reign of Abgar 'the Black' in the first century. The author of the Doctrina might have known the tradition of some historical letters written by Abgar and Tiberius
Opere e frammenti( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in Italian and Greek, Ancient and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Hermetischen Schriften = Corpus Hermeticum by Hermes( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in Italian and Greek, Ancient and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allegoria by Ilaria Ramelli( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il chronicon di Arbela : presentazione, traduzione e note essenziali by Ilaria Ramelli( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in Italian and Spanish and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Hierocles the Stoic : elements of ethics, fragments and excerpts
Terms for eternity : aiônios and aïdios in classical and Christian textsBardaisan of Edessa : a reassessment of the evidence and a new interpretationPossible historical traces in the Doctrina Addai
Alternative Names
Ilaria Ramelli Italiaans historica

Ilaria Ramelli Italian historian, author and academic

Ilaria Ramelli storica, autrice e accademica italiana

Ramelli, I.

Ramelli, I. 1973-

Ramelli, I. (Ilaria), 1973-

Ramelli, Ilaria L.E.

Ramelli Ilaria L. E. 1973-....