The present book Frederick E. Brenk: Plutarch, Religious Thinker and Biographer, “The Religious Spirit of Plutarch of Chaironeia” and “The Life of Mark Antony” includes the updated and revised version of two seminal articles on Plutarch by F. E. Brenk published thirty years ago in ANRW. Edited by Lautaro Roig Lanzillotta, both articles cover the two sides of Plutarch’s corpus, the Lives and Moralia.
About the Author
Frederick Brenk, PhD (1971), University of Kentucky, is Professor Ordinarius Emeritus Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome. He has published extensively on Plutarch during the last four decades. Lautaro Roig Lanzillotta, Dr. Litt. (1997) and Dr Theologiae (2004), is Associate Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity.
Table of Contents
AbbreviationsIntroduction to Frederick Brenk on Plutarch, Religious Thinker and Biographer Lautaro Roig LanzillottaAn Imperial Heritage: The Religious Spirit of Plutarch of Chaironeia, by F.E. BrenkIntroduction1 Life2 The Development of Plutarch’s Religious Ideas, and His Religious Works3 Plutarch’s Idea of God in the Light of Alexandrian Middle Platonism4 Plutarch’s Daimonology5 De Iside et Osiride: Allegorical Interpretation and Syncretism6 Plutarch and the Stoics7 Religion in the Lives: Daimon and Tyche8 Omens and Portents9 Dreams10 Divine Retribution11 Delphi12 The Mythological Lives and Roman ReligionPlutarch’s Life Markos Antonios: A Literary and Cultural Study, by F.E. Brenk1 The Neronian Background to the Life 1 The Nerogonia of the Antonios 2 Plutarch and the Rex Turned Rana 3 Nero and Antonius Omestes 4 Vice Inherited: The Rotten Tree2 Antonius and Demetrios 1 Biographical Platonism and the Chance of Living Again 2 Parallels in Vice 3 Parallels in Assimilations 4 Treading the Same Ground 5 Fighting the Same Battles 6 From Battle to Banquet to Boudoir 7 Inimitable Livers and Inseparable in Death3 Narrative 1 Time 2 The Unified Plot 3 The Episodic Plot 4 Point of View4 Some Aspects of Style 1 The Flight of Themistokles 2 Escaping the Ships of Libo 3 The Battle of Actium 4 The Pageantry: Antonius’ Debauchery, His Arrival at Ephesos, Kleopatra’s Arrival at TarsosBibliographyIndex of Authors and Texts CitedIndex of Historical PersonsIndex of SubjectsIndex of Technical TermsIndex of Modern Authors