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Philo of Alexandria : an intellectual biography

Author: Maren Niehoff
Publisher: New Haven [etc.] : Yale University Press, cop. 2018.
Series: The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Philo was a Hellenistic Jewish philosopher who left behind one of the richest bodies of work from antiquity, yet his personality and intellectual development have remained a riddle. Maren Niehoff presents the first biography of Philo, arguing that his trip to Rome in 38 CE was a turning point in his life. There he was exposed not only to new political circumstances but also to a new cultural and philosophical  Read more...

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Genre/Form: biografías
Named Person: Filón, de Alejandría; Filón, de Alejandría
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maren Niehoff
ISBN: 9780300175233 030017523X
OCLC Number: 1054999654
Description: XI, 323 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. An intellectual biography of Philo? --
Part one. Philo as Ambassador and Author in Rome: --
2. Philo's self-fashioning in the historical writings --
3. Power, exile, and religion in the Roman empire --
4. Roman philosophy and the Jews --
Part two. Philo's Exposition in a Roman Context: --
5. Creation theology and monotheism --
6. Character and history in the Lives of the biblical forefathers --
7. Biblical ladies in Roman garb --
8. Stoic ethics in the service of Jewish law --
Part three. Young Philo Among Alexandrian Jews: --
9. Biblical commentary --
10. A Platonic self --
11. An utterly transcendent God and His logos --
12. Stoicism: rejected, subverted, and advocated --
Epilogue: Philo at the crossroads of Judaism, Hellenism, and Christianity.
Series Title: The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library
Responsibility: Maren R. Niehoff.


This first biography of Philo of Alexandria, one of antiquity's most prolific yet enigmatic authors, traces his intellectual development from Bible interpreter to diplomat in Rome  Read more...


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