Philo in Byzantium: An exploration

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Runia, David T.. (2016). Philo in Byzantium: An exploration. Vigiliae Christinane. 70(3), pp. 259 - 281. https://doi.org/10.1163/15700720-12341257
AuthorsRunia, David T.
Abstract

This article gives the first comprehensive overview of the fate of the writings and thought of the Jewish exegete and philosopher Philo of Alexandria in the Byzantine period from 500 to 1500 CE. It sets out the evidence, based primarily on named references in a wide range of Byzantine sources, for the questions (1) who read Philo and wrote about him; (2) what part of his legacy did they utilise; (3) why did they refer to him; (4) and what was their attitude to him as a Jewish author.

KeywordsTheodore Metochites; Philo of Alexandria; Nicholas of Serres; Michael Psellus; Early Christian literature; Armenian Christian literature; Arethas; Byzantine literature; John Lydus; Photius
Year2016
JournalVigiliae Christinane
Journal citation70 (3), pp. 259 - 281
PublisherBrill
ISSN0042-6032
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1163/15700720-12341257
Page range259 - 281
Research GroupInstitute for Religion and Critical Inquiry
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Place of publicationNetherlands
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