Conference: Philo of Alexandria in the Context of the Roman Empire

Conference organized by  Prof. Dr. Maren Niehoff,  Martin Hengel-Fellow  2019/20 and  Max Cooper Professor of Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Sunday, May 22, 2022
14.45:  Greetings: Dean Prof. Dr. Birgit Weyel, Ephorus Prof. Dr. Volker Drecoll, Prof. Dr. Maren Niehoff.
Philosophical Perspectives I (chair: Maren R. Niehoff, Jerusalem)
15.00-15.45: Gregory Sterling (Yale University): “Philo and Seneca”
15.45-16.30:  Enrico Magnelli (Università degli Studi di Firenze): “Between Platonic Paideia and Roman discipline: Philo and Josephus on Courage”
16.30-17.15:  Gretchen Reydams-Schils (University of Notre Dame): “Philo and Musonius Rufus”
Philosophical Perspectives II (chair: David Runia, Melbourne)
17.45-18.30: Volker Drecoll (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen) : “Philo and Severus”
18.30-19.15: Irmgard Männlein-Robert (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen): “Philo and Numenius”

Monday, May 23, 2022
Philo and the New Testament (chair: Volker Drecoll, Tübingen)
9.00-9.45: Matthias Becker (Universität Heidelberg): “Philo’s Biographies and the Gospels of the New Testament”
9.45-10.30: Joan R. Taylor (King’s College London): “Another Look at Logos Theology in Philo and John”
11.00-11.45: Daniel Lanzinger (Theologische Fakultät Paderborn): “Divine Providence and Politics: Observations on Philo and Luke-Acts”
11.45-12.30: Philip Alexander (University of Manchester): “The Question of Hebrews and Philo Revisited”
Literary Perspectives (chair :Thomas Schmitz, Bonn)
14.30-15.15: Rebecca Langlands (University of Exeter): “Philo’s Gymnosophists and Roman Exemplary Ethics”
15.15-16.00: Maren R. Niehoff (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem): “A Cynic Image of Heracles in Philo’s Probus”
16.30-17.15: Ludovica de Luca (Università degli Studi dell’Aquila): “Philo of Alexandria and Vitruvius: God as Architect in Rome”
17.15-18.00: Jason König (University of St. Andrews). “Human and Environment in Philo’s On the Life of Moses”

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Historians at Work (chair: Sebastian Schmidt-Hofner, Tübingen)
9.00-9.45: Mischa Meier (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen) . “Nero’s Persecution of the Christians and the Jews”
9.45-10.30: Loveday Alexander (University of Sheffield). “Josephus and Luke in Rome”
11.00-11.45: Edward Watts (UC San Diego). “Roman and Greek: Intellectuals, Roman Citizens and the Productive Tension between Hellenism and Romanitas”

11.45-12.30: Concluding Discussion