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Searby, Denis MichaelORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-3983-9132
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Searby, D. M. (2023). TOPPLING THE STATUES OF FAVORINUS AND DEMETRIUS OF PHALERUM. Classical Quarterly, 73(1), 356-361
Open this publication in new window or tab >>TOPPLING THE STATUES OF FAVORINUS AND DEMETRIUS OF PHALERUM
2023 (English)In: Classical Quarterly, ISSN 0009-8388, E-ISSN 1471-6844, Vol. 73, no 1, p. 356-361Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Corinthian Speech (Corinthiaca) in the corpus of Dio Chrysostom (Or. 31) isattributed to Favorinus (c.80–160) based on internal criteria of content and style. Thisarticle argues that a reference to an author of a Corinthian speech found in a collectionof sayings in codex Vaticanus Graecus 1144 is a unique external reference to Favorinus asauthor of this speech.

Keywords
Favorinus, Demetrius of Phalerum, Corinth, statues, Vaticanus Graecus 1144, gnomologia
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Classical Languages
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urn:nbn:se:su:diva-220296 (URN)10.1017/s0009838823000150 (DOI)001136427900001 ()2-s2.0-85167659847 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-08-22 Created: 2023-08-22 Last updated: 2024-02-27Bibliographically approved
Searby, D. M. (2022). En kort introduktion till Heliga Birgittas Uppenbarelser. Stockholm: Veritas förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En kort introduktion till Heliga Birgittas Uppenbarelser
2022 (Swedish)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Den heliga Birgitta (1303-1373) är den mest kända svenskan genom tiderna. Samlingen av hennes "himmelska Uppenbarelser" (Revelaciones caelestes) är en svensk klassiker. Förutom att den har lockat läsare i hela världen under mer än 600 år har den också en alldeles särskild verkningshistoria genom den klosterorden som Birgitta grundade och som än i dag verkar i många länder. Samtidigt är de ca 700 uppenbarelserna inte lätta att  tolka och förstå. Inte heller upphovskvinnan är någon lätt nöt att knäcka, då de många biografier som finns om henne ger förvirrande och olika intryck av hennes person. Denna bok vill på ett pedagogiskt sätt introducera Uppenbarelserna för en bredare svensk publik - som säkert hört talas om Birgitta och hennes skrifter men inte vet vad de innehåller eller känner till deras receptionshistoria i dåtid och nutid. Bokens syfte är att på ett begripligt och tillgängligt sätt presentera den heliga Birgittas "himmelska Uppenbarelser" utifrån de medeltida dokument som bevarats och de utgåvor på latin och svenska som utkommit.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Veritas förlag, 2022. p. 189
Series
Veritas skriftsserie ; 5
Keywords
Birgitta uppenbarelser
National Category
History of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-204981 (URN)978-91-87389-95-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-05-23 Created: 2022-05-23 Last updated: 2022-05-25Bibliographically approved
Searby, D. M. (2020). Sophonias (2ed.). In: Henrik Lagerlund (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy: (pp. 1791-1795). Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sophonias
2020 (English)In: Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy / [ed] Henrik Lagerlund, Springer, 2020, 2, p. 1791-1795Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Sophonias is the author of paraphrases of Aristotelian works, most probably active in the latter half of the thirteenth century (see Hunger I:25–26, 37 nn. 139–140, II:267–268; PLP 11 p. 49 no. 26424; Praechter in RE 15,2, col. 1099; Searby In: Goulet R (ed) Dictionnaire des philosophes antiques, VI. Paris, pp 473–477, 2016). He is almost certainly to be identified with Sophonias, the monk from the same period, who lived in Constantinople and spent time in Thessaloniki, concerning whom reliable historical data exists.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2020 Edition: 2
National Category
Philosophy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-184778 (URN)10.1007/978-94-024-1665-7_470 (DOI)978-94-024-1663-3 (ISBN)978-94-024-1665-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-09-04 Created: 2020-09-04 Last updated: 2022-02-25Bibliographically approved
Searby, D. M. (2020). The Unmentionable Apophthegm: An Overview of the Pagan Greek Tradition. In: Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Thomas Arentzen, Henrik Rydell Johnsén, Andreas Westergren (Ed.), Wisdom on the Move: Late Antique Traditions in Multicultural Conversation: Essays in Honor of Samuel Rubenson (pp. 75-96). Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Unmentionable Apophthegm: An Overview of the Pagan Greek Tradition
2020 (English)In: Wisdom on the Move: Late Antique Traditions in Multicultural Conversation: Essays in Honor of Samuel Rubenson / [ed] Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Thomas Arentzen, Henrik Rydell Johnsén, Andreas Westergren, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2020, p. 75-96Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Early usage of the noun ἀπόφθεγμα and the corresponding verb are examined and discussed. The verb is consistently used to underline an authoritative speech act, calling attention to a particular individual’s dramatic statement. The noun “apophthegm” denote’s someone’s pointed utterance, often, but not necessarily, in response to a question. Overlappings of apophthegm with gnōmē, apomnēmoneuma, paroimia and chreia are also discussed. Apophthegms labeled as such in Xenophon, Aristotle, Plutarch, Diogenes Laertius, Stobaeus and other sources, are shown to be practically indistinguishable from chreia. Evidence for early collections of pagan apophthegms is summarized: apophthegmata occurs as a title for collections or as a header introducing lists of sayings in biographies from Hellenistic to medieval times. The collecting of anecdotes and apophthegms of famous people was related to growing biographical interests in character studies as well as a reflection of an increasingly literate society, or at least of the literary habits of an educated elite with cosmopolitan tastes. Pagan Greek apophthegms attributed to Greek celebrities, usually making a moral point, sometimes only a witty one, were ubiquitous in Greek and Roman society by the time the Christians got around to compiling their own collections of the apophthegms of the desert Fathers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2020
Series
Vigiliae Christianae Supplements, ISSN 0920-623X, E-ISSN 2452-1957 ; 161
Keywords
apophthegm, apophthegmata, chreia, gnomologium, ancient biography
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Specific Literatures
Research subject
Classical Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-183855 (URN)10.1163/9789004430747_006 (DOI)978-90-04-43069-3 (ISBN)978-90-04-43074-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-08-07 Created: 2020-08-07 Last updated: 2022-02-26Bibliographically approved
Searby, D. M. (2019). The Fossilized Meaning of Chreia as Anecdote. Mnemosyne (Lugduni Batavorum. Print), 72(2), 197-228
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Fossilized Meaning of Chreia as Anecdote
2019 (English)In: Mnemosyne (Lugduni Batavorum. Print), ISSN 0026-7074, E-ISSN 1568-525X, Vol. 72, no 2, p. 197-228Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Hellenistic and early Imperial evidence of χρεία (chreia) in the sense of anecdote is summarized with the aim of completeness. The special rhetorical sense of this common Greek word is discussed, and a new explanation of the semantic derivation is offered: it is suggested that the sense of anecdote derives from the earlier sense of dealings rather than utility. The proposal that Metrocles or the Cynics invented the micro-genre of chreiai is strongly criticized. It is to the Socratics more generally we should look for its origins, if the genre must be supposed to have originated among philosophers, which is not certain.

Keywords
Anecdote, apothegm, chreia, Cynics, history of education, progymnasmata, rhetoric, Socratics
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Specific Languages
Research subject
Classical Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-158976 (URN)10.1163/1568525x-12342499 (DOI)000461555100002 ()
Available from: 2018-08-20 Created: 2018-08-20 Last updated: 2022-02-26Bibliographically approved
Searby, D. (Ed.). (2018). Never the Twain Shall Meet? Latins and Greeks learning from each other in Byzantium. Paper presented at Never the Twain. Conference at the Department of Romance Studies and Classics, Stockholm University, June 24 to 26, 2015. Walter de Gruyter
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Never the Twain Shall Meet? Latins and Greeks learning from each other in Byzantium
2018 (English)Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This volume explores the theme of Latin and Greek mutual learning, intellectual and cultural interchange in the final age of Byzantium (1261-1453), challenging received conceptions of East and West as clearly delineated ideological categories. The reception of Thomas Aquinas and Western scholasticism receives emphasis, but also other forms of philosophical and theological frames of reference that have had lasting repercussions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Walter de Gruyter, 2018. p. 358
Series
Byzantinisches Archiv - Series Philosophica, ISSN 1864-9785 ; 2
Keywords
Byzantium, Greek East, Latin West, Scholasticism
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Classical Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-150583 (URN)978-3-11-055958-3 (ISBN)978-3-11-055973-6 (ISBN)
Conference
Never the Twain. Conference at the Department of Romance Studies and Classics, Stockholm University, June 24 to 26, 2015
Available from: 2017-12-27 Created: 2017-12-27 Last updated: 2022-02-28Bibliographically approved
Searby, D. (2017). Stridskvinnan Birgitta. In: Astrid M. H. Nilsson, Aske Damtoft Poulsen, Johanna Svensson (Ed.), Humanitas: Festskrift till Arne Jönsson (pp. 217-230). Göteborg: Makadam Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Stridskvinnan Birgitta
2017 (Swedish)In: Humanitas: Festskrift till Arne Jönsson / [ed] Astrid M. H. Nilsson, Aske Damtoft Poulsen, Johanna Svensson, Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2017, p. 217-230Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

“Stridskvinnan Birgitta” focuses on aspects of Birgitta’s writings less palatable to moderntastes, such as images of violent punishment in hell and purgatory. It brings in the exampleof the American Catholic author Flannery O’Connor to illustrate how, from Birgitta’sperspective, violent images could represent an occasion of grace for the recipient of herrevelations. It also discusses Birgitta’s support for the king’s “crusade” to the Baltic countriesfor the purposes of Christianizing them and touches on her view of proper conductin warfare.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2017
Keywords
Birgitta, medeltidslatin, korståg
National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-149325 (URN)978-91-7061-244-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-11-28 Created: 2017-11-28 Last updated: 2022-02-28Bibliographically approved
Searby, D. (2016). Greeks and Some Romans on the Pyramids. In: Irmgard Hein, Nils Billing, Erika Meyer-Dietrich (Ed.), Irmgard Hein, Nils Billing, Erika Meyer-Dietrich (Ed.), The pyramids: between life and death: Proceedings of the workshop held at Uppsala University, May 31st to June 1st., 2012 (pp. 13-25). Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Greeks and Some Romans on the Pyramids
2016 (English)In: The pyramids: between life and death: Proceedings of the workshop held at Uppsala University, May 31st to June 1st., 2012 / [ed] Irmgard Hein, Nils Billing, Erika Meyer-Dietrich, Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis , 2016, p. 13-25Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper is intended as a straightforward, light-hearted survey of passages in Greek literature dealing with the pyramids from Herodotus to late antiquity; it refers also to various passages in Latin imperial authors. The chief question is: Did the Greeks and Romans view the pyramids differently than we do today? It turns out that fascination for the size and construction of the pyramids is something common to all times, but less so their great antiquity. Scientific interest in the pyramids from mathematicians and engineers is not in evidence among Greek scientific authors, somewhat surprisingly. The pyramids also carried certain negative connotations for Greeks and Romans that are not common today, primarily, connotations of extravagant and useless opulence as well as of tyrannical oppression, though the latter lives on somewhat. The pyramids as a touted tourist attraction remain common to Greek antiquity and our contemporary culture.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2016
Series
Boreas: Uppsala studies in ancient Mediterranean and Near-Eastern civilizations, ISSN 0346-6442 ; 36
Keywords
Egypt, pyramids, greek, latin
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Classical Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-141723 (URN)978-91-554-9169-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-04-13 Created: 2017-04-13 Last updated: 2022-02-28Bibliographically approved
Searby, D. (2016). Sophonias. In: Richard Goulet (Ed.), Dictionnaire des philosophes antiques: VI de Sabinillus à Tyrsénos (pp. 473-477). Paris: CNRS Editions
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sophonias
2016 (French)In: Dictionnaire des philosophes antiques: VI de Sabinillus à Tyrsénos / [ed] Richard Goulet, Paris: CNRS Editions, 2016, p. 473-477Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Detailed encyclopedia entry on Sophonias who wrote commentaries on logical works of Aristotle and other works.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Paris: CNRS Editions, 2016
Keywords
Sophonias, medieval commentary on Aristotle
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Research subject
Classical Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-127821 (URN)978-2-271-08989-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-03-11 Created: 2016-03-11 Last updated: 2022-02-23Bibliographically approved
Searby, D. (2016). Stéphanos d'Alexandrie. In: Richard Goulet (Ed.), Dictionnaire des philosophes antiques: VI: de Sabinillus à Tyrsénos (pp. 563-579). Paris: CNRS Editions
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Stéphanos d'Alexandrie
2016 (French)In: Dictionnaire des philosophes antiques: VI: de Sabinillus à Tyrsénos / [ed] Richard Goulet, Paris: CNRS Editions, 2016, p. 563-579Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

A detailed encyclopedia entry on Stephanus of Alexandria, one of the last neo-Platonic philosophers of Alexandria that we know of. He wrote commentaries on Aristotle's De interpretatione and De anima, among other things.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Paris: CNRS Editions, 2016
Keywords
Stephanus of Alexandria, commentator on Aristotle
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Research subject
Classical Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-127820 (URN)978-2-271-08989-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-03-11 Created: 2016-03-11 Last updated: 2022-02-23Bibliographically approved
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