Collection : Cahiers de philologie

Series created by Jean Bollack in 1976, it was supervised by Fabienne Blaise, André Laks and Philippe Rousseau. It is today supervised by Anne de Cremoux and Manon Brouillet.

Interpretations of ancient or modern works abound, add up, contradict each other and often ignore one another. This plurality, indefinitely open, is immediately doubled by the theoretical justifications attempting to explain it: each interpretation, if it is valuable, defines quality standards with their own hierarchy, and in this way, distinguish itself from other interpretations.

Hence the following questions: can a dialogue be initiated between positions thus constituted? Are heterogeneous points of view so radically opposed that they can't be reconciled, as current perspectivism would have it, or could bridges be drawn between conflicting points of view? That is to say, could a regulated, contradictory, but at the same time enlightening debate be instituted within interpretation sciences? This question immediately prompts a second, and even more fundamental, one: what then of the underlying categories behind decipherings, what of the schemes used to build meaning(s) and what of—to put it in a nutshell— everything that shapes the critical apparatus of interpretations? What does one read behind readings? The example of classical philology only goes to show that avoiding such a public debate pushes interpretations, from one school or one country to the other, to develop themselves in parallel, according to their own idea of legitimacy, ignoring each other in the meanwhile. Objects, texts and methods tried and tested in publishing and critical analysis are the only common references left then.

The Cahiers de philology series will chart this new necessity for interpretation sciences to self-reflect. The interpretative work will be presented and discussed here according to different levels of relevance—hypotheses and concrete results, preconditions—in two distinct series:

• Following the principles of a defined hermeneutic, works in the Les textes series will give detailed interpretations of literary and philosophical texts from Antiquity.

• The Apparat critique series will gather (or bring forth) essays, individual or collective, aiming at defining the deciphering conditions, for philology at large (as a "sciences of works"), for historical knowledge, and more generally, for the whole of human sciences. Each volume will come back on the history of those (conceptual, but also cultural or institutional) conditions, discuss the legitimacy of the models used and the methodological issues brought forward by the reflection on "new historical objects". One of the central rules to this common reflection will be, from one volume to the next or within the same collective work, for criticism to be able to express itself freely.

• ISSN : 2780-5301 (online)

• ISSN : 09904476
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Philippe Rousseau
Cahiers de philologie Numéro 37
Philippe Rousseau proposes an interpretation of the Iliad which is based on an analysis of the logic that is immanent to the construction of the plot, and which responds to the demand for the deciphering of meaning expressed by the poet in the fifth line of the poem.

Cahiers de philologie Numéro 38
Chapters 4-6 of Aristotle's Physics, Book 2 constitute the first treatise in our philosophical tradition devoted to luck and chance. Simplicius’ commentary adds to Aritotle’s theory valuable explanations and illuminating developments.

Vivien Longhi
Krisis ou la décision génératrice
Épopée, médecine hippocratique, Platon
Cahiers de philologie Numéro 36
The krisis of the ancient Greeks is not our modern concept of crisis, which has changed profoundly over time. What does it mean then? We need to go back to the sources of the notion, namely to the first Greek texts that give it a major place.

Cahiers de philologie Numéro 35
Simplicius' commentary on Aristotle’s Physics, Book II covers a text which is the best introduction to philosophy of nature, and it offers, beside Proclus’commentary on Plato’s Timaeus, a comprehensive survey of the Philosophy of Nature in Late Antiquity.

Robin Glinatsis
De l'Art poétique à l'Épître aux Pisons d'Horace
Pour une redéfinition du statut de l'œuvre
Cahiers de philologie Numéro 34
Judging from the way it was received since Antiquity, the nature of Horace's Ars poetica should not be questioned. However, its stylistic and enunciative characteristics urge the readers to reconsider this old assumption

Edited by Hélène Vial, Anne de Cremoux
Figures tragiques du savoir
Les dangers de la connaissance dans les tragédies grecques et leur postérité
Cahiers de philologie Numéro 33

Edited by Séverine Clément-Tarantino, Florence Klein
Cahiers de philologie Numéro 32

Edited by Laurence Boulègue
Commenter et philosopher à la Renaissance
Tradition universitaire, tradition humaniste
Cahiers de philologie Numéro 31

Edited by Alain Lernould
Cahiers de philologie Numéro 30

Edited by Rossella Saetta Cottone, Philippe Rousseau
Diego Lanza, lecteur des œuvres de l'Antiquité
Poésie, philosophie, histoire de la philologie
Cahiers de philologie Numéro 29

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