Cosmology and its ‘Problems’ in Ps. Justin’s Quaestiones et Responsiones ad Orthodoxos

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Collections of questions and answers (ἐρωταποκρίσεις) are a rich
archive of individual and collective worries providing historians with
a kaleidoscopic view of Late Antique and Byzantine society. This contribution
focuses on a rich but neglected vein of enquiries on cosmology
as they are attested in Ps.-Justin’s Q uaestiones et responsiones ad
orthodoxos, with a view to analysing the ways in which cosmological
‘problems’, objections, and enquiries are addressed as part of the process
of ζήτησις (‘enquiry’).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuilding the Kosmos. Greek Patristic and Byzantine Question and Answer Literature
EditorsB Demulder, P Van Deun
ISBN (Print)978- 2-503-59075-2
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series



  • Cosmology
  • Greek patristics
  • Greek philosophy
  • apologetics
  • Late Antiquity
  • Erotapokriseis
  • Question and answer literature


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