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Bibil Identifier bibil:245323
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Orpheus in the Herculaneum Papyri Praesocratica Herculanensia VI
Author Vassallo, Christian
Journal Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete (Volume: 61, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Language English
Pages 87-113 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper1 deals with the pieces of evidence for Orphism from Herculaneum in which the name of Orpheus is mentioned, of which four belong to Philodemus’ treatise On Piety, and three to Book 4 of Philodemus’ On Music. As far as the treatise On Piety is concerned, these testimonia have mainly a mythological and theological content, offering important parallels to some passages of the Derveni Papyrus and to the allegorical methodology adopted by the Stoics (in particular Chrysippus). On the other hand, the treatise On Music tackles above all the problems concerning the relationship between Orpheus and the power of music against the backdrop of a more general discourse on the influence of music on human ethics.
DOI 10.1515/apf-2015-0007
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Religion : Orpheus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Papyrus
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