IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 820: Martians Landing Under Our Radar?: Contextualizing Martianus Capella's Deviancy or Heresy

Tuesday 14 July 2009, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Platinum Latin
Organiser:Danuta Shanzer, Department of Classics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign / Dumbarton Oaks Medieval (Latin) Library
Moderator/Chair:Kurt Smolak, Institut für Klassische Philologie, Mittel- & Neulatein, Universität Wien / Kirchenväterkommission, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Paper 820-aThe Theory of Apokatastasis in Some Late Platonists, Pagan and Christian
(Language: English)
Ilaria Ramelli, Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano / Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano / Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Pagan Religions
Paper 820-bThe Dark Side of Paganism: Magic and Theurgy in Martianus Capella
(Language: English)
Chiara Ombretta Tommasi, Dipartimento di Filologia Classica, Università di Pisa
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Pagan Religions
Paper 820-cMartianus and Christianity Reconsidered
(Language: English)
Danuta Shanzer, Department of Classics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign / Dumbarton Oaks Medieval (Latin) Library
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Pagan Religions
Abstract

This session unites three speakers who will (re-) consider the orthodoxy of the mysterious late Latin encyclopaedist and antiquarian Martianus Capella from different perspectives. His pagan doctrine of apokatastasis will be covered, also his attitudes to magic and theurgy, and last his relationship to Christianity. The session is intended to contribute to the Special Thematic Strand.