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    Performing the Book: The Recital of Epic in First-Century C.E. Rome.Donka D. Markus - 2000 - Classical Antiquity 19 (1):138-179.
    The detrimental effect of the public recital on the quality of epic production in the first century is a stock theme both in ancient and in modern literary criticism. While previous studies on the epic recital emphasize its negative effects, or aim at its reconstruction as social reality, I focus on its conflicting representations by the ancients themselves and the lessons that we can learn from them. The voices of critics and defenders reveal anxieties about who controls the prestigious high (...)
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    A Fourth Way of Reading Plato’s Phaedo.Donka D. Markus - 2017 - International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 11 (1):80-90.
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    Anagogic Love Between Neoplatonic Philosophers and Their Disciples in Late Antiquity.Donka Markus - 2016 - International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 10 (1):1-39.
    _ Source: _Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 1 - 39 Through a novel set of texts drawn from Plato, Porphyry, Plotinus, Ps. Julian, Proclus, Hermeias, Synesius and Damascius, I explore how anagogic _erōs_ in master-disciple relationships in Neoplatonism contributed to the attainment of self-knowledge and to the transmission of knowledge, authority and inspired insights within and outside the _diadochia_. I view anagogic _erōs_ as one of the most important channels of non-discursive pedagogy and argue for the mediating power of anagogic (...)
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    Death and Immortality in Late Neoplatonism: Studies on the Ancient Commentaries on Plato’s Phaedo, by Sebastian R. Ph. Gertz. [REVIEW]Donka D. Markus - 2013 - Ancient Philosophy 33 (2):464-469.
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    Divination and Theurgy in Neoplatonism: Oracles of the Gods.Donka D. Markus - 2015 - Ancient Philosophy 35 (2):479-485.
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    Harmonizing Binaries: Hypatia’s Synesius.Donka Markus - forthcoming - International Journal of the Platonic Tradition:1-33.
    Hypatia and Synesius lived in a highly divisive time with religious extremism on the rise and the meaning and role of Classical cultural fixtures like paideia, philosophia and manteia being questioned and redefined. I examine Synesius’ Letters, Dion, and De Insomniis to tease out the universalizing and harmonizing tendencies between pagan and Christian, theoria and paideia, philosophia and manteia that Synesius’ writings, life and career embody. I look at Synesius’ synthesis of Iamblichean and Plotinian tendencies, a binary found in modern (...)
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