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  1. Corpus dei papiri filosofici greci e latini (CPF) (2019) e (2021): Testi e lessico nei papiri di cultura greca e latina. Parte II.1* e Parte II.1**. Frammenti adespoti. [REVIEW]Michele Alessandrelli - 2023 - Elenchos: Rivista di Studi Sul Pensiero Antico 44 (2):367-383.
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    Christelle Veillard: Hécaton de Rhodes. Les Fragments. [REVIEW]Francesca Alesse - 2023 - Elenchos: Rivista di Studi Sul Pensiero Antico 44 (2):391-395.
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    Plotinus on the Daemon as the Soul’s Erotic Disposition towards the Good.Anna Corrias - 2023 - Elenchos: Rivista di Studi Sul Pensiero Antico 44 (2):313-331.
    The idea that the soul has a guardian daemon was a common topic among Platonists, informed by different readings of Plato, especially Symp. 202e and Resp. 620e. In his philosophically dense interpretation, Plotinus describes the daemon as the ‘pole of attraction’ or the erotic disposition that keeps the core of one’s personality directed towards the Good. In this way, the daemon promotes the soul’s ascent to higher levels of reality through a transition from unconsciousness into consciousness that, across different incarnations, (...)
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    Le problème de la compréhension de la dualité de la téléologie d’Aristote comme « but » et « bénéficiaire ».Nélio Gilberto Dos Santos - 2023 - Elenchos: Rivista di Studi Sul Pensiero Antico 44 (2):219-247.
    This study intends to show that the usually given meaning of the teleological dualism τὸ οὗ/τὸ ᾧ of Aristotle’s De anima, understood as “an aim or goal” and “the beneficiary”, does not come from Aristotle, but from a controversial interpretation of the ancient commentators. It originates on the attempt of certain Peripatetics to appropriate the Stoic distinction between “happiness” and “the happy subject” designated as the σκοπός and the τέλος of moral action. After this historical accuracy, we will propose a (...)
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    Lorenzo Giovannetti: Eidos and Dynamis: The Intertwinement of Being and Logos in Plato’s Thought. [REVIEW]Doina Cristina Ionescu - 2023 - Elenchos: Rivista di Studi Sul Pensiero Antico 44 (2):385-389.
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    Providence et passions divines dans le stoïcisme : comment prémunir un dieu bienveillant contre la colère?Rodolphe Le Penru - 2023 - Elenchos: Rivista di Studi Sul Pensiero Antico 44 (2):249-271.
    Against the Epicureans who conceive the gods as indifferent to make them inaccessible to anger, the Stoics assert that the god is incapable of anger due to his very benevolence. However, doesn’t the Stoic god’s concern for man threaten his impassivity and expose him to feel anger and passions? In this paper, I address, in a theological context, the classic ethical problem of the compatibility between the integrity of the individual and his concern for others. Several hypotheses are examined. Is (...)
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    Galen on the Stoic-Peripatetic Controversy about Mixtures: Qualities or Bodies?Claudia Mirrione - 2023 - Elenchos: Rivista di Studi Sul Pensiero Antico 44 (2):295-311.
    Galen’s elemental mixture of fire, air, water and earth (and of the corresponding primary qualities, hot, cold, dry and wet) is primarily a physical process, in which primary elements mix and give rise to all compounded physical bodies, inanimate and animate. As such, the concrete, physical process of mixture is an essential basis for a thorough understanding of Galen’s physical system. In this article I pursued a twofold aim. First, I showed Galen’s syncretic approach while expounding his theory of mixture (...)
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    Stoici e Peripatetici su agire, patire e movimento: la testimonianza di Simplicio.Giuseppe Nastasi - 2023 - Elenchos: Rivista di Studi Sul Pensiero Antico 44 (2):333-365.
    Simplicius’ Commentary on Aristotle’s Categories contains the most extended testimony about the Stoic conception of acting (ποιεῖν) and undergoing (πάσχειν). Simplicius ascribed to the Stoics the idea that acting and undergoing are to be reduced to the movement. To this opinion Simplicius opposed the Aristotelian view according to which acting and undergoing are two different categories. In this paper I intend to outline the original Stoic position comparing the reportage of Simplicius with other Stoic sources. Later, I will deal with (...)
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    The Riddle of the Great-souled eiron. Virtue, Deception and Democracy in the Nicomachean Ethics.Carlotta Voß - 2023 - Elenchos: Rivista di Studi Sul Pensiero Antico 44 (2):201-218.
    Aristotle’s use of the term ‘eironeia’ in the Nicomachean Ethics (NE) appears to be inconsistent: first, he attributes the attitude termed ‘eironeia’ to the great-souled man (megalopsychos), who is defined by his virtuousness, then he classifies ‘eironeia’ as one of the two vices which are central to his account of the virtue of truthfulness. Modern attempts to explain and to solve the “riddle of the great-souled eiron” have not been satisfying. This paper argues that the riddle results from Aristotle trying (...)
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    Maria Carmen De Vita (a c. di): Giuliano Imperatore. Lettere e Discorsi. [REVIEW]Marco Zambon - 2023 - Elenchos: Rivista di Studi Sul Pensiero Antico 44 (2):397-400.
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    Vera Calchi: The Theology of the Epinomis. [REVIEW]Federico Casella - 2023 - Elenchos: Rivista di Studi Sul Pensiero Antico 44 (1):191-195.
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    Une citation littérale de Mélissos dans le Sophiste de Platon.Nestor-Luis Cordero - 2023 - Elenchos: Rivista di Studi Sul Pensiero Antico 44 (1):173-180.
    Even if Plato never claimed to be a ‘historian of philosophy’, there are in his dialogues many references to previous philosophers. Apart from his works on the Sophists, which do not claim to faithfully expose the ‘philosophy’ of their authors, we find in Plato’s dialogues comments and sometimes quotations from the Presocratics, from Thales to Philolaos. In some cases, Plato adds the name of the quoted philosopher, but sometimes he leaves to the reader the task of finding out who the (...)
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    Alexander of Aphrodisias and the Active Intellect as Final Cause.Gweltaz Guyomarc’H. - 2023 - Elenchos: Rivista di Studi Sul Pensiero Antico 44 (1):93-117.
    In his own De anima, Alexander of Aphrodisias famously identifies the “active” (poietikon) intellect with the prime mover in Metaphysics Λ. However, Alexander’s claim raises an issue: why would this divine intellect come in the middle of a study of soul in general and of human intellection in particular? As Paul Moraux asks in his pioneering work on Alexander’s conception of the intellect, is the active intellect a “useless addition”? In this paper, I try to answer this question by challenging (...)
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    L’interprétation astrologique de la philosophie naturelle d’Aristote selon Alexandre d’Aphrodise et Bardesane le Syrien.Izabela Jurasz - 2023 - Elenchos: Rivista di Studi Sul Pensiero Antico 44 (1):119-151.
    The existence of common points between Alexander of Aphrodise and Bardaisan the Syrian has been pointed out on various occasions. However, this question has not been explored in depth. The article proposes to analyse the cosmological ideas of Alexander and Bardaisan. Because both authors are known for their anti-determinist and anti-astrological polemics, it is preferable to place this comparison in the context of the astrological interpretation of Aristotle’s natural philosophy. The article discusses the Aristotelianism of Bardaisan, who may be the (...)
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    Vincenzo Damiani: La_ Kompendienliteratur _nella scuola di Epicuro. Forme, funzioni, contesto.Stefano Maso - 2023 - Elenchos: Rivista di Studi Sul Pensiero Antico 44 (1):197-200.
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    Per una spiegazione causale delle differenze tra gli animali: Aristotele, Historia animalium I 1.Giulia Mingucci - 2023 - Elenchos: Rivista di Studi Sul Pensiero Antico 44 (1):65-91.
    It is now a widespread opinion among interpreters that Aristotle’s History of Animals is not a mere collection of empirical data but has its own theoretical framework; however, there is still disagreement as to exactly what this framework is. To address the problem, the article analyzes in detail the diairetic schemes of HA I 1, attempting to overturn the common opinion that this chapter is a mere expository introduction to the study of animals’ differences. On the contrary, it will be (...)
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    L’articulation des chapitres 19 et 20 du traité VI, 2 [43] de Plotin. La priorité du genre sur ses espèces.Camille Mouflier - 2023 - Elenchos: Rivista di Studi Sul Pensiero Antico 44 (1):153-171.
    Chapter 20 of Plotinus’ treatise VI, 2 [43] has received particular attention because it seems to deal with the Intellect. However, the connection of this chapter with chapter 19 is problematic insofar as the latter deals with the ways in which species are generated by the first genera. Our aim will be to show that chapter 20 can only be understood in the light of the notion of genus. More precisely, Plotinus’ aim in this chapter is to demonstrate the priority (...)
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    Un commento di età imperiale al libro secondo dell’ Etica Nicomachea. Traduzione con introduzione e note.Carlo Natali - 2023 - Elenchos: Rivista di Studi Sul Pensiero Antico 44 (1):1-44.
    We present here the first translation into a modern language of the anonymous commentary on the second book of the Nicomachean Ethics. It is an evidence of the style of exegetical work that was being done in the Peripatetic schools during the 2nd–3rd century AD, and a testimony to a particular version of 2nd century Aristotelianism. Even if the comment is not continuous, one gets the impression of listening to a good lecturer illustrating Aristotle’s text. He paraphrases it at times, (...)
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    On Plato’s Precosmos ( Ti. 52d2–53c3).Federico M. Petrucci - 2023 - Elenchos: Rivista di Studi Sul Pensiero Antico 44 (1):45-64.
    The aim of this paper is to provide a new reading of Plato’s precosmos (Ti. 52d2–53c3). More specifically, I shall argue that the precosmos is populated by bodies deriving from random complexes of properties, and that this is the effect of the Receptacle’s full precosmic participation in the Paradigm. This will turn out to be consistent with a robust notion of ‘precosmic generation’ and will reveal why Plato may have sought to refer to this otherwise puzzling scenario: representing the precosmos (...)
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    Notes on Prior Analytics II 22.68a16–21.Riccardo Zanichelli - 2023 - Elenchos: Rivista di Studi Sul Pensiero Antico 44 (1):181-190.
    At Prior Analytics II 22.68a16–21, Aristotle argues that if A is predicated of all B and C and nothing else, and B is predicated of all C, then A and B convert. In justifying his argument, however, he appears to claim that B is not predicated of all A. This claim has long been a cause of puzzlement to commentators. A widespread view is that the kind of conversion discussed in the passage at issue should be explained in both extensional (...)
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