Plutarchea Hypomnemata

Plutarchea Hypomnemata, published by Leuven University Press, focuses on the voluminous oeuvre of Plutarch of Chaeronea, one of the most prolific and multi-faceted authors of the ancient Greek world. Until the 19th century his fame as an author was primarily based on his Parallel Lives but today the miscellaneous collection of his ethical writings is highly appreciated as well. Nearly all of his works illustrate both his intelligent interpretation and appropriation of the Greek tradition, as well as his critical interaction with contemporary society. As a popular school author, his work exerted an immense influence on the education of the Western intelligentsia up to the 19th century. The second half of the 20th century witnessed a renaissance of scholarly research on his works, with the International Plutarch Society acting as a forceful catalyst.

GPRC

The series Plutarchea Hypomnemata intends to further the scholarly study of, and international dialogue on, this rich Corpus Plutarcheum. To that end it welcomes monographs that explore specific themes developed in one or more Plutarchan writings, offer a thorough interpretation of and/or commentary on a particular text, or discuss various aspects of Plutarch’s authorial activity, philosophical thinking, religious ideas, political convictions, and attitude towards history, science, and the arts. We also welcome studies that situate him in broader ideological and literary contexts (such as the so-called ‘Second Sophistic’, ‘Middle Platonism’, ancient biography) and/or in a contemporary political, social, and religious context.

Volumes in this series meet the highest scholarly standards and contribute significantly to the field of Plutarch studies. Specifically, they raise innovative questions while firmly grounded in sound methodology; they reach well-argued and original conclusions; and they are disseminated in the appropriate scientific format. This overall quality is guaranteed by international peer review.

Editorial Board
Jan Opsomer (KU Leuven), Geert Roskam (KU Leuven), Frances Titchener (Utah State University, Logan), Luc Van der Stockt (KU Leuven)

Book cover for the book Plutarch and Rhetoric Plutarch and Rhetoric

Theofanis Tsiampokalos (Author),

June 2024

Book cover for the book An Opaque Mirror for Trajan An Opaque Mirror for Trajan

Laurens van der Wiel (Author),

January 2024

Book cover for the book Plutarch’s Cosmological Ethics Plutarch’s Cosmological Ethics

Bram Demulder (Author),

June 2022

Book cover for the book A Perfect Medium? A Perfect Medium?

Elsa Giovanna Simonetti (Author),

September 2017

Book cover for the book Plutarch’s Science of Natural Problems Plutarch’s Science of Natural Problems

Michiel Meeusen (Author),

February 2017

Book cover for the book A Versatile Gentleman A Versatile Gentleman

Jan Opsomer (Editor), Geert Roskam (Editor), Frances B. Titchener (Editor),

June 2016

Book cover for the book Natural Spectaculars Natural Spectaculars

Michiel Meeusen (Editor), Luc Van der Stockt (Editor),

November 2015

Book cover for the book L’Adversus Colotem di Plutarco L’Adversus Colotem di Plutarco

Aurora Corti (Author),

November 2014

Book cover for the book A Commentary on Plutarch’s De latenter vivendo A Commentary on Plutarch’s De latenter vivendo

Geert Roskam (Author),

September 2007

Book cover for the book Virtues for the People Virtues for the People

Geert Roskam (Editor), Luc Van der Stockt (Editor),

May 2011

Book cover for the book Plutarch’s Life of Alcibiades Plutarch’s Life of Alcibiades

Simon Verdegem (Author),

January 2010