Ilaria L. E. Ramelli (born 1973) is an Italian-born historian, academic author, and university professor who specializes in ancient, late antique, and early mediaeval philosophy and theology.

Ilaria Ramelli
Born1973 Edit this on Wikidata
Piacenza Edit this on Wikidata
Educationhabilitation, postdoctoral degree, Doctor of Philosophy Edit this on Wikidata
Alma mater
OccupationHistorian, professeur des universités Edit this on Wikidata
Position heldprofessor (Pontifical University of Saint Thomas AquinasEdit this on Wikidata

Life edit

Ilaria Ramelli was born in Piacenza in 1973. At the age of 8, she was involved in a serious road accident that left her with serious after-effects, forcing her to lie down.[1][2] In her youth, she enjoyed painting.[3] One of her paintings appears on the cover of one of her books.[4]

Education edit

She earned two MAs (Classics with specialization in Early Christianity and Philosophy with specialization in History).[when?] She also holds a PhD (Classics and Early Christianity, 2000), a Doctorate honoris causa, a postdoctorate (Late Antiquity and Religion), and some Habilitations to Full Professor - Ordinarius (History of Philosophy, Classics, Greek Language and Literature).[5][6]

Academic appointments edit

After being Professor of Roman History,[when?] Ramelli has been Full Professor of Theology and endowed Chair (Angelicum), Humboldt Fellow at Erfurt University, Max-Weber-Kolleg (Max Weber Center), and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society[when?] [7] as well as Professor (Durham University, Hon.; KUL) and Senior Member (CCSP, University of Cambridge).[8] She has also been, e.g., Senior Research Fellow in Ancient and Patristic Philosophy (both at Durham University, for two fellowships,[when?] and at Corpus Christi College, Oxford),[9] in Hellenic Studies at Princeton University, Fowler Hamilton Fellow at Oxford University.[10][11]

Awards edit

Ramelli has received a number of academic and scientific prizes and awards, including a Forschungspreis from the Humboldt Foundation (2017).[12][13]

Selected works edit

As author or co-author edit

  • I romanzi antichi e il Cristianesimo: contesto e contatti, preface by B.P. Reardon, Madrid, Signifer 2001; Cascade Books, 2012. ISBN 978-1-62032-032-7.[14]
  • Le nozze di Filologia e Mercurio, (Il Pensiero occidentale). Bompiani, 2001.[15][16][17]
  • Allegoria, vol. I, L'età classica, Milan: Vita e Pensiero 2004, Temi metafisici e problemi del pensiero antico Series. ISBN 978-88-343-5007-2.
  • Il βασιλεύς come νόμος ἔμψυχος tra diritto naturale e diritto divino: spunti platonici del concetto e sviluppi di età imperiale e tardoantica (Marcello Gigante International Classics Prize, 2006), Naples: Bibliopolis, 2006, Series: Memoirs of the Italian Institute of Philosophical Studies 34. ISBN 88-7088-528-3.[18]
  • Hierocles the Stoic: elements of ethics, fragments and excerpts. Brill - Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.[19][20][21]
  • Terms for eternity: Aiônios and aídios in classical and Christian texts. Gorgias Press, 2013;[22][23][24] Berlin: De Gruyter, 2021.
  • The Christian Doctrine of Apokatastasis: A Critical Assessment from the New Testament To Eriugena. Brill, 2013.[25]
    The book was reviewed, e.g., in Theological Studies,[26] Journal of Early Christian History,[27] The International Journal of the Platonic Tradition.[28] and The Journal of Theological Studies.[29]
  • Tempo ed eternità in età antica e patristica: filosofia greca, ebraismo e cristianesimo, Assisi: Cittadella, 2015. ISBN 978-88-308-1412-7.
  • Evagrius’ Kephalaia Gnostika, Leiden-Atlanta: Brill-SBL, 2015. Pp. lxxxviii + 434. ISBN 1-62837-041-6 (hardback); ISBN 1-62837-039-4 (paperback)
  • Social justice and the legitimacy of slavery: The role of philosophical asceticism from ancient Judaism to late antiquity. Oxford University Press, 2017. ISBN 978-0-19-877727-4.[30][31][32]
  • A Larger Hope? 1, prefaced by Richard Bauckham, Cascade Books, 2019.[33]
  • Bardaisan of Edessa: A Reassessment of the Evidence and a New Interpretation, Gorgias 2009; De Gruyter 2019.
  • Patterns of Women’s Leadership in Ancient Christianity, co-edited, Oxford University Press, 2021.
  • Eriugena’s Christian Neoplatonism and its Sources in Patristic and Ancient Philosophy, directed, Leuven: Peeters, 2021.[34]

As contributor edit

Professor Ilaria Ramelli at Cambridge University from 2019 to 2020
  • "Unconditional Forgiveness in Christianity? Some reflections on ancient Christian sources and practices," in The Ethics of Forgiveness: A Collection of Essays (Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory). Routledge, 2011.[35][36][37]
  • "The Universal and Eternal Validity of Jesus' Priestly Sacrifice: The Epistle to the Hebrews in Support of Origen's Theory of Apokatastasis," in A Cloud of Witnesses: The Theology of Hebrews in its Ancient Contexts, edited by Richard Bauckham et al, Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2008.[38][39]
  • "Divine Power in Origen of Alexandria: Sources and Aftermath," in Divine Powers in Late Antiquity, eds. Anna Marmodoro and Irini Fotini Viltanioti, Oxford: OUP, 2017, 177-198. ISBN 978-0-19-876720-6.
  • "Gregory of Nyssa on the Soul (and the Restoration): From Plato to Origen," in Exploring Gregory of Nyssa: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives, eds Anna Marmodoro and Neil McLynn, Oxford: OUP, 2018, 110-141. ISBN 978-0-19-882642-2.
  • "Origen," in A History of Mind and Body in Late Antiquity, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018, 245-266. ISBN 978-1-107-18121-2.
  • "Epicureanism and Early Christianity," in Oxford Handbook to Epicurus and Epicureanism, ed. Phillip Mitsis, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020, 582-612. ISBN 978-0-19-974421-3.
  • "Origen, Evagrius, and Dionysius," in Oxford Handbook of Dionysius the Areopagite, ed. Mark Edwards, Dimitrios Pallis, and Georgios Steiris, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022, 94-108. ISBN 978-0-19-881079-7

As editor edit

  • Musonio Rufo, Diatribe, frammenti e testimonianze, Milan: Bompiani, 2001. Pp. 357. ISBN 978-88-452-9099-2.
  • Anneo Cornuto, Compendio di teologia greca, Milan: Bompiani, 2003, Il Pensiero Occidentale. Pp. 607. ISBN 88-452-9249-5.
  • Diogene Laerzio, Vite e dottrine dei più celebri filosofi, co-edited, Milan: Bompiani, 2005, Il Pensiero Occidentale. ISBN 88-452-3301-4.
  • Gregorio di Nissa, sull'Anima e la Resurrezione, testo greco a fronte. Milan: Bompiani, 2007.[40][41][42]
  • Eschilo: Tutti i Frammenti con la Prima Traduzione degli Scolii Antichi e Bizantini, Milan: Bompiani, 2009, Il Pensiero Occidentale. Pp. 2061. ISBN 978-88-452-6289-0.
  • Early Christian and Jewish Narrative: The Role of Religion in Shaping Narrative Forms, edited by Ilaria Ramelli and Judith Perkins, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015. ISBN 978-3-16-152033-4
  • Evagrius, the Cappadocians, and Neoplatonism, edited volume, Leuven: Peeters 2017.
  • Wiley-Blackwell Companion to World Literature - Volume One: To 600 CE, co-edited, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2020.
  • T&T Clark Handbook to the Early Church, co-edited, London: T&T Clark Bloomsbury Academic, 2021.
  • Lovers of the Soul, Lovers of the Body. Phiilosophical and Religious Perspectives in Late Antiquity, Harvard University Press, 2022.

References edit

  1. ^ "La donna che sa tutte le lingue del mondo" (PDF). Il Giornale. 10 November 2002.
  2. ^ "A Light to Our Community". Mosaic. Michigan. 2014.
  3. ^ "Ilaria Ramelli on Redemptive Suffering" (PDF). The Beacon. Université de Chicago. 2010.
  4. ^ Social Justice and the Legitimacy of Slavery: The Role of Philosophical Asceticism from Ancient Judaism to Late Antiquity. Oxford University Press. 2016.
  5. ^ "Ilaria L. E. Ramelli". Retrieved 23 July 2023.
  6. ^ "Prof. Ilaria L.E. RAMELLI FRHistS". Retrieved 23 July 2023.
  7. ^ "Current Fellows and Members | RHS". Retrieved 25 July 2020.
  8. ^ (8 February 2018). "Members — The Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism". Retrieved 21 July 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  9. ^ See the profiles at Durham University:, and at Corpus Christi College, Oxford: Archived 13 July 2017 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ See the profile on the website of Princeton University:
  11. ^ "Adademic Profile".
  12. ^ "Biblical Studies and Early Christianity Newsletter December 2017". Brill. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  13. ^ "Prof. Dr. Ilaria L. E. Ramelli - Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award". Humboldt Foundation. Archived from the original on 20 August 2019. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  14. ^ "I Romanzi Antichi e il Cristianesimo |". Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  15. ^ Capella, Martianus (2001). Le nozze di Filologia e Mercurio. Ramelli, Ilaria. Milano: Bompiani. ISBN 88-452-9102-2. OCLC 49843737.
  16. ^ Polverini, Leandro (2004). "Review of Le nozze di Filologia e Mercurio, (Il Pensiero occidentale)". Aevum. 78 (1): 216–218. JSTOR 20861560.
  17. ^ Panti, Cecilia (2003). "Review of Le nozze di Filologia e Mercurio, («Il pensiero occidentale»)". Il Saggiatore musicale. 10 (2): 367–374. JSTOR 43029741.
  18. ^ "Memorie dell'Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici – Bibliopolis – Edizioni di Filosofia e Scienze" (in Italian). Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  19. ^ Ramelli, Ilaria (2009). Hierocles the Stoic : elements of ethics, fragments and excerpts. Konstan, David. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature. ISBN 978-1-58983-419-4. OCLC 587468715.
  20. ^ Tsouni, Georgia (4 March 2012). "Review of: Hierocles the Stoic: Elements of Ethics, Fragments and Excerpts. Writings from the Greco-Roman World". Bryn Mawr Classical Review.
  21. ^ Wildberger, Jula (2015). "Review of . Hierocles the Stoic: Elements of Ethics, Fragments, and Excerpts. Translated by David Konstan. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009". Gnomon. 87: 399–405.
  22. ^ Ramelli, Ilaria (2013). Terms for eternity : aiônios and aídios in classical and Christian texts. Konstan, David. Piscataway, New Jersey: Gorgias. ISBN 978-1-4632-0316-0. OCLC 882242964.
  23. ^ Wolfe, B. N. (16 February 2009). "Review of: Terms for Eternity: aiônios and aïdios in Classical and Christian Texts". Bryn Mawr Classical Review.
  24. ^ "Review of Biblical Literature". Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  25. ^ Ramelli, Ilaria (5 August 2013). The Christian Doctrine of Apokatastasis: A Critical Assessment from the New Testament to Eriugena. Brill. ISBN 978-90-04-24570-9.
  26. ^ McClymond, Michael (November 2015). "Origenes Vindicatus vel Rufinus Redivivus? A Review of Ilaria Ramelli's The Christian Doctrine of Apokatastasis (2013)". Theological Studies. 76 (4): 813–826. doi:10.1177/0040563915605264. S2CID 171491356.
  27. ^ Wet, Chris L. de; Stenschke, Christoph (2015). "Book Review: The Christian Doctrine of Apokatastasis: A Critical Assessment from the New Testament To Eriugena". Journal of Early Christian History. 5 (2): 184–190. doi:10.1080/2222582X.2015.11877333. S2CID 218601329.
  28. ^ Meredith, Anthony (August 2014). "Book review: The Christian Doctrine of Apokatastasis A Critical Assessment from the New Testament To Eriugena, written by Ilaria Ramelli". The International Journal of the Platonic Tradition. 8 (2): 255–257. doi:10.1163/18725473-12341295.
  29. ^ Edwards, M. J. (1 October 2014). "The Christian Doctrine of Apokatastasis: A Critical Assessment from the New Testament to Eriugena. By ILARIA L. E. RAMELLI". The Journal of Theological Studies. 65 (2): 718–724. doi:10.1093/jts/flu075.
  30. ^ Tobon, Monica (April 2018). "SLAVERY, SOCIAL JUSTICE AND PHILOSOPHY - (I.L.E.) Ramelli Social Justice and the Legitimacy of Slavery. The Role of Philosophical Asceticism from Ancient Judaism to Late Antiquity. Pp. xvi + 293. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Cased, £70, US$99. ISBN: 978-0-19-877727-4". The Classical Review. 68 (1): 126–128. doi:10.1017/S0009840X17002207. S2CID 165946324.
  31. ^ Konstan, David (2018). "Social Justice and the Legitimacy of Slavery: The Role of Philosophical Asceticism from Ancient Judaism to Late Antiquity by Ilaria L. E. Ramelli". Classical World. 111 (2): 275–276. doi:10.1353/clw.2018.0011.
  32. ^ Ramelli, Ilaria L. E. (2016). Social Justice and the Legitimacy of Slavery: The Role of Philosophical Asceticism from Ancient Judaism to Late Antiquity. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-108306-8.
  33. ^ "A Larger Hope?, Volume 1 |". Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  34. ^ "Peeters Publishers Leuven". Retrieved 20 May 2022.
  35. ^ The ethics of forgiveness : a collection of essays. Fricke, Christel. New York: Routledge. 2011. ISBN 978-0-415-88543-0. OCLC 617619350.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  36. ^ Cowley, Christopher (May 2012). "The Ethics of Forgiveness: A Collection of Essays". International Journal of Philosophical Studies. 20 (2): 289–294. doi:10.1080/09672559.2011.634233. S2CID 145292695.
  37. ^ Pettigrove, Glen (2013). "Christel Fricke (ed.), The Ethics of Forgiveness: A Collection of Essays (New York: Routledge, 2011) 212 pp. ISBN: 9780415885430. £76.00". Journal of Moral Philosophy. 10 (4): 564–566. doi:10.1163/17455243-01004006.
  38. ^ A cloud of witnesses : the theology of Hebrews in its ancient contexts. Bauckham, Richard. London: T & T Clark. 2008. ISBN 978-0-567-14775-2. OCLC 698127529.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  39. ^ Swetnam, James (2009). "Review of A Cloud of Witnesses: The Theology of Hebrews in Its Ancient Contexts (Library of New Testament Studies 387)". The Catholic Biblical Quarterly. 71 (3): 680–682. JSTOR 43709869.
  40. ^ Gregory of Nyssa, Saint (2007). Sull'anima e la resurrezione. Ramelli, Ilaria. (1. ed. Bompiani Il pensiero occidentale ed.). [Milan, Italy]: Bompiani. ISBN 978-88-452-5974-6. OCLC 191923017.
  41. ^ Tzamalikos, P. (2008). "Review of Gregorio di Nyssa, sull'Anima e la Resurrezione, testo greco a fronte". Vigiliae Christianae. 62 (5): 515–523. doi:10.1163/157007208X333993. JSTOR 20474891.
  42. ^ Edwards, Mark J. (October 2009). "Gregorio di Nissa. Sull'anima e la resurrezione. Testo greco a fronte. Edited by Ilaria Ramelli. (Il Pensiero Occidentale.) Pp. 1,367. Milan: Bompiani, 2007. €34. 978 88 452 5974 6". The Journal of Ecclesiastical History. 60 (4): 764. doi:10.1017/s0022046909990686. S2CID 162519091.

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