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Roskam, Geert

Overview
Works: 19 works in 101 publications in 5 languages and 5,957 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director
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Most widely held works by Geert Roskam
A commentary on Plutarch's De latenter vivendo by Geert Roskam( )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Plutarch's De latenter uiuendo is the only extant work from Antiquity in which Epicurus' famous ideal of an 'unnoticed life' (lathe biosas) is thematised as such. Moreover, the short rhetorical work provides a lot of interesting information about Plutarch's polemical strategies and about his own philosophical convictions in the domains of ethics, politics, metaphysics, and eschatology." "In this book, Plutarch's anti-Epicurean polemic is understood against the background of the previous philosophical tradition. An examination of Epicurus' own position is followed by a discussion of Plutarch's polemical predecessors (Timocrates, Cicero, the early Stoics, and Seneca) and contemporaries (Epictetus), and by a systematical and detailed analysis of Plutarch's own arguments. The lemmatic commentary offers additional information and parallel passages (both from Plutarch's own works and from other authors) that cast a new light on the text."--Jacket
Plutarch's Maxime cum principibus philosopho esse disserendum : an interpretation with commentary by Geert Roskam( )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study provides a thorough analysis of Plutarch's "Maxime cum principibus philosopho esse disserendum". A lengthy general introduction deals with the author and the text and discusses each step in Plutarch's argumentation in detail. A systematic lemmatic commentary then provides a systematic complement to the previous analysis of the work, dealing with many problems of textual criticism, explaining all kinds of realia, and discussing a great number of passages through parallels from Plutarch's own oeuvre and from other authors
Live unnoticed = (Lathe biōsas) : on the vicissitudes of an Epicurean doctrine by Geert Roskam( )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book casts new light on Epicurus' socio-political philosophy through a careful analysis of his arguments. It also shows how the ideal of an 'unnoticed life' was received during the later history of Epicureanism and how it occasionally occurs in ancient Latin poetry."--Jacket
Virtues for the people : aspects of Plutarchan ethics by Geert Roskam( )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and Miscellaneous languages and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Plutarch of Chaeronea, Platonist, polymath, and prolific writer, was by no means an armchair philosopher. He believed in the necessity for a philosopher to affect the lives of his fellow citizens. That urge inspired many of his writings to meet what he considered people's true needs. Although these writings on practical ethics illustrate in various ways Plutarch's authorial talents and raise many challenging questions (regarding their overall structure, content, purpose, and underlying philosophical and social presuppositions), they have attracted only limited scholarly attention. Virtues for the People contains a collection of essays that deal with these questions from different perspectives and as such throw a new light upon this multifaceted domain of Plutarch's thinking and writing. Special points of interest are the concept of 'popular philosophy' itself and its implications, its dependence on a more theoretical philosophical background, and the importance of moral progress, the therapy of wickedness, and the common experiences of everyday life"--Publisher
A versatile gentleman : consistency in Plutarch's writing : studies offered to Luc Van der Stockt on the occasion of his retirement by Jan Opsomer( )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and French and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plutarch was a brilliant Platonist, an erudite historian, a gifted author of highly polished literary dialogues, a priest of Apollo at Delphi, and a devoted politician in his hometown Chaeronea. He felt confident in the most technical and specialized discussions, yet was not afraid of rhetorical generalizations. In his voluminous oeuvre, he appears as a sharp polemicist and a loving father, an ardent pupil but also a kind, inspiring teacher, a sober historian and a teller of wondrous tales. In view of all these different personae, erudite versatility is without any doubt a major characteristic of Plutarch's works. 0'A Versatile Gentleman' is dedicated to Luc Van der Stockt, professor emeritus of Greek language and literature at KU Leuven and a truly versatile gentleman. The volume aims to do justice to his and Plutarch's versatility by discussing the Chaeronean from many different angles. As such, it sheds new light on the coherence of, and the tensions in, Plutarch's thinking and writing
Virtutis imago : studies on the conceptualisation and transformation of an ancient ideal( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and French and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the path to virtue : the Stoic doctrine of moral progress and its reception in (middle- )Platonism by Geert Roskam( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lash of ambition : Plutarch, imperial Greek literature and the dynamics of Philotimia( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, various aspects of Plutarch's view of 'philotimia' are analysed in detail and compared with the position of several authors of the 'Second Sophistic'. This confrontation challenges the often implicit and unquestioned consensus that Plutarch occupies as a singular figure 'his own space' apart from the 'Second Sophistic'. The broad approach and focus of this volume includes problems of textual criticism, comparative analysis, careful semantic studies of the occurrences of the term 'philotimia' in the different authors, moral-philosophical reflection on ambition, a study of philosophy as a field of honour, and the dynamics of the author's own 'philotimia' placed in the contemporary cultural context. The novel assessments of the different authors that are presented in this collection contribute to a proper understanding of their own (rhetorical/philosophical) culture and of their cultural environment. As a result, the monograph will be of interest to those studying Plutarch and the history of philosophy, rhetoric and the 'Second Sophistic'
Light on creation : ancient commentators in dialogue and debate on the origin of the world by Geert Roskam( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present volume contains the proceedings of an international colloquium held in February 2015 at the Arts Faculty of the KU Leuven that brought together specialists in (late) ancient philosophy and early Christian studies. Contributors were asked to reflect on the reception of two foundational texts dealing with the origin of the world - the third book of Plato's Timaeus and the Genesis account of the creation. The organizers had a double aim: They wished to offer a forum for furthering the dialogue between colleagues working in these respective fields and to do this by studying in a comparative perspective both a crucial topic shared by these traditions and the literary genres through which this topic was developed and transmitted
Live unnoticed = (Lathe biōsas) : on the vicissitudes of an Epicurean doctrine by Geert Roskam( )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light on creation by Geert Roskam( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Back cover: How were the two foundational texts dealing with the origin of the world, the third book of Plato's Timaeus and the Genesis account of the creation, interpreted in antiquity? The present volume contains the proceedings of an international colloquium that brought together specialists in (late) ancient philosophy and early Christian studies to reflect on these texts' reception
On the path to virtue : the Stoic doctrine of moral progress and its reception in (Middle- )Platonism by Geert Roskam( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentary on Plutarch's De latenter vivendo by Geert Roskam( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plutarch's De latenter vivendo is the only extant work from Antiquity in which Epicurus' famous ideal of an 'unnoticed life' (lathe biosas) is thematised as such. Moreover, the short rhetorical work provides a lot of interesting information about Plutarch's polemical strategies and about his own philosophical convictions in the domains of ethics, politics, metaphysics, and eschatology.In this book, Plutarch's anti-Epicurean polemic is understood against the background of the previous philosophical tradition. An examination of Epicurus' own position is followed by a discussion of Plutarch's polemical predecessors (Timocrates, Cicero, the early Stoics, and Seneca) and contemporaries (Epictetus), and by a systematical and detailed analysis of Plutarch's own arguments. The lemmatic commentary offers additional information and parallel passages (both from Plutarch's own works and from others authors) that cast a new light on the text
Plutarchus( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live unnoticed by Geert Roskam( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concepts of ideal rulership from Antiquity to the Renaissance( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient works On Kingship have received a great deal of attention in recent scholarship, where the focus is usually on the classic texts. In this volume, we deliberately turn to the periphery, to authors who deal with analogous problems in other contexts, authors who also address powerful rulers or developed ideals of right rulership but who choose very different literary genres to do so, or works on kingship that have almost been forgotten. The selection of peripheral texts from Antiquity to the Renaissance also reveals patterns in the long evolution of the tradition.0Ancient works On Kingship have received a lot of attention in recent scholarship, where the main focus is usually on classic works such as Seneca?s On Clemency, Isocrates? Cyprian Orations or Dio of Prusa?s Kingship Orations. In this volume, we deliberately turn to the periphery, to the grey zone where matters usually prove more complicated. This volume focuses on authors who deal with analogous problems and raise similar questions in other contexts, authors who also address powerful rulers or developed ideals of right rulership but who choose very different literary genres to do so, or works on kingship that have almost been forgotten. Departing from well-trodden paths, we hope to contribute to the scholarly debate by bringing in new relevant material and confront it with well-known and oft-discussed classics. This confrontation even throws a new light upon the very notion of?mirrors for princes?. Moreover, the selection of peripheral texts from Antiquity to the Renaissance reveals several patterns in the evolution of the tradition over a longer period of time.00Geert Roskam teaches ancient Greek literature at KU Leuven (Belgium). He has published several books on Hellenistic and Imperial philosophy.0Stefan Schorn teaches Ancient History at KU Leuven (Belgium). He is editor-in-chief of?Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker IV: Biography and Antiquarian Literature?
Live unnoticed (Lathe biōsas) : on the vicissitudes of an Epicurean doctrine by Geert Roskam( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Plutarchea Hypomnemata( )

in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A versatile gentleman by Geert Roskam( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Live unnoticed = (Lathe biōsas) : on the vicissitudes of an Epicurean doctrine Live unnoticed = (Lathe biōsas) : on the vicissitudes of an Epicurean doctrine Live unnoticed
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Plutarch's Maxime cum principibus philosopho esse disserendum : an interpretation with commentaryLive unnoticed = (Lathe biōsas) : on the vicissitudes of an Epicurean doctrineVirtues for the people : aspects of Plutarchan ethicsLive unnoticed = (Lathe biōsas) : on the vicissitudes of an Epicurean doctrineLive unnoticed
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Roskam, G.

Roskam, G. 1973-

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