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Title: Porphyry in fragments : Eusebius, Jerome, Augustine and the problem of reconstruction
Author: Magny, Ariane
ISNI:       0000 0004 2705 3727
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2010
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Everyone working on Porphyry's 'Against the Christians' refers to the fragment collection compiled by Adolf von Harnack in 1916. Harnack's scholarship was impressive, but his work is difficult to use, and needs revision in the light of new approaches to the collection and interpretation of fragments. This dissertation draws mainly on the methodological work of Most et al. (1997) to argue that a fragment should not be read apart from its contextual framework. The dissertation analyses the fragments preserved in Eusebius, Jerome, and Augustine, and explains how each author's agenda, as well as their religious and intellectual contexts, influence the way in which they refer to Porphyry. Ultimately, this study aims at proposing a new fragment collection.
Supervisor: Sandwell, Isabella Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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