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Stockt, L. Van der

Overview
Works: 16 works in 102 publications in 7 languages and 2,639 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Editor, Collector, Honoree, Dedicatee, Contributor, Author, Other, Publishing director
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Most widely held works by L. Van der Stockt
Natural spectaculars : aspects of Plutarch's philosophy of nature by Réseau thématique "Plutarque"( )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a philosopher and intellectual, Plutarch was very interested in the natural world around him, not only in terms of its elementary composition and physical processes but also with respect to its providential ordering and "wonders." His natural philosophical writings teach us much about his perception of physical reality and about his well-reflected attitude to the natural spectacle. He found his greatest inspiration in the ontological and epistemological framework of Plato's Timaeus, but many other philosophers and writers were also of seminal interest to his project. Clearly, the literary value of Plutarchs natural philosophical writings should not be underrated, nor should their rhetorical goals be discarded as futile. Recently scholars have begun to reassess the ancient scientific value of Plutarchs natural philosophical writings. Natural Spectaculars aims to give further impetus to this project by treating several aspects of Plutarchs natural philosophy that have not been explored before. -- Amazon.com
Virtues for the people : aspects of Plutarchan ethics by Geert Roskam( )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and Miscellaneous languages and held by 773 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( )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and French and held by 213 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
Sage and emperor : Plutarch, Greek intellectuals, and Roman power in the time of Trajan, 98-117 A.D.( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays explores, from several perspectives, Plutarch's relation to the ideas of government in his day. The focus is on Plutarch, because of the importance of his writings, the number and eminence of his Roman friends and the problematic nature of his relation with Trajan. Plutarch's position at Delphi made him a spokesman for the cultural memory of Greece. His friends were among the most important in the empire; some were close associates of Trajan. His Lives and political essays form the largest single body of political writing from the early empire. The nineteen essays in this book, by leading European and American Scholars, address three questions: What was the social and intellectual context in which Plutarch wrote? What did this philosopher-author have to say to contemporary statesmen; whether civic leaders, Roman imperial officials, or the emperor himself? How did his philosophical inquiry address contemporary issues? The overall objective is to establish the context of Plutarch's work in the society and the historical circumstances for which it was written; to see Plutarch not writing in a vacuum but for readers whose ambitions, virtues and weaknesses he recognized and whom he wished to help achieve a more philosophically based life.[publisher]Ideal Rule -- Christophe
Les Grecs héritiers des Romains : huit Exposés suivis de discussions : Vandoeuvres - Geneve, 27-31 aout 2012 by Entretiens sur l'Antiquité classique (( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhetorical theory and praxis in Plutarch : acta of the IVth International Congress of the International Plutarch Society, Leuven, July 3-6, 1996 by International Plutarch Society( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in 5 languages and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plutarchea Lovaniensia : a miscellany of essays on Plutarch by L. Van der Stockt( Book )

27 editions published in 1996 in 5 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 79 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'
Gods, daimones, rituals, myths and history or religions in Plutarch's works studies devoted to professor Frederick E. Brenk by the International Plutarch Society by International Plutarch Society( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural spectaculars. Aspects of Plutarch’s philosophy of nature( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The value of Plutarch's perception of physical reality and his attitude towards the natural spectacle. 0Plutarch was very interested in the natural world around him, not only in terms of its elementary composition and physical processes, but also with respect to its providential ordering and 'wonders'. His writings teach us a lot about his perception of physical reality and about his attitude to the natural spectacle. He found his greatest inspiration in the ontological and epistemological framework of Plato's Timaeus, but a wide range of other authors were also of seminal interest to his project. Clearly, the highly literary value of Plutarch's natural philosophical writings should not be underrated. 0It is therefore not surprising that recently scholars have started to reassess the ancient scientific value of Plutarch's natural philosophical writings. 'Natural Spectaculars' aims to give further impetus to this dynamic by treating several aspects of Plutarch's natural philosophy which have remained unexplored up to now.0
Les grecques héritiers des romains : huit exposés de discussions; Vandœuvres - Genève, 27-31 août 2012( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhetorical theory and praxis in Plutarch : Leuven, July 3-6, 1996( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Multiple languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy in society : virtues and values in Plutarch( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boze wereld by L. Van der Stockt( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in Dutch and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Natural spectaculars. aspects of plutarch's philosophy of nature by L. Van der Stockt( Book )

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

Plutarchea Hypomnemata( )

in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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