Philo Seminar at SBL Annual Meeting

Yes, I know it is several months to the SBL Annual Meeting is coming up in Atlanta; this year it will be held at Nov. 20-23.  But for those  who want to know what there will be of interest concerning their favorite(!) Philo of Alexandria, here is what will be coming up in the Philo Seminar. I strongly regret that I will not be able to attend, as here are some very interesting topics:

1. Sunday 21 November 2010, 1.00 pm – 3.45 pm
Theme: Philo and the Roman World: Session 1
Sarah Pearce, University of Southampton, Presiding
Erich Gruen, University of California-Berkeley, ‘Caligula, the Imperial Cult, and Philo’s Legatio ad Gaium’ (20 min)
Daniel Schwartz, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ‘Philo and Josephus on the Violence in Alexandria in 38 CE’ (20 min)
Joshua Yoder, University of Notre Dame, ‘Sympathy for the Devil? Philo on Flaccus and Rome’ (20 min)
Break (10 min)
Allen Kerkeslager, Saint Joseph’s University, ‘The Edict of Flaccus and the Violence in Alexandria in 38 CE’ (20 min)
Tessa Rajak, University of Oxford, Respondent (20 min)
Discussion (55 min)
2. Tuesday 23 November 2010, 9.00 am – 11.45 am (with Business Meeting)
Theme: Philo and the Roman World: Session 2
David Runia, Queen’s College, University of Melbourne, Presiding
Ilaria Ramelli, Catholic University of Milan, ‘Between Rome and Alexandria: Clement, Eusebius, and Jerome on Mark and Philo’ (20 min)
Paul Robertson, Brown University, ‘Philo and Sacrifice in the Roman World’ (20 min)
Sharon Weisser, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ‘Philo and the Controversy concerning the Passions’ (20 min)
Break (10 min)
Maren Niehoff, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, ‘The importance of Seneca for Philo’. (20 min)
John Barclay, Durham University, Respondent (20 min)
Discussion (40 min)