Classics and Ancient History seminar: Constitutional innovation during the Second Punic War

Frederik Vervaet | Melbourne Constitutional innovation during the Second Punic War (218-201 BCE): some unintended consequences Abstract | TBA ……… The Department of Classics and Ancient History hosts a lively departmental research seminar series. Everyone is welcome to attend. Where On Zoom If you haven’t already registered to receive the Zoom meeting details for our events, …

Classics and Ancient History seminar: Special Event: Remembering Kevin H. Lee

  Special Event: Remembering Kevin H. Lee on the 20th anniversary of his passing Abstract | TBD ……… The Department of Classics and Ancient History hosts a lively departmental research seminar series. Everyone is welcome to attend. Where On Zoom If you haven’t already registered to receive the Zoom meeting details for our events, please click …

Classics and Ancient History seminar: ‘Saving the Mind’: Toward a New Etymology of Σωφροσύνη

Brian Bigio | Stanford ‘Saving the Mind’: Toward a New Etymology of Σωφροσύνη Abstract | TBA ……… The Department of Classics and Ancient History hosts a lively departmental research seminar series. Everyone is welcome to attend. Where On Zoom If you haven’t already registered to receive the Zoom meeting details for our events, please click here …

Classics and Ancient History seminar: Imagining the demagogue: Aspasia and Lysikles the ‘Sheep Seller’

Ben Brown | Sydney Imagining the demagogue: Aspasia and Lysikles the ‘Sheep Seller’ Abstract | TBA ……… The Department of Classics and Ancient History hosts a lively departmental research seminar series. Everyone is welcome to attend. Where On Zoom If you haven’t already registered to receive the Zoom meeting details for our events, please click here …

Classics and Ancient History seminar: Optimates and Ideology: A Review

Katherine Welch | Sydney Optimates and Ideology: A Review After 30 years as a member of staff, Kathryn Welch will retire from the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Sydney on 15 March 2021. She will not be slowing down her research and writing in retirement but hopes that she will …

Critical Antiquities Workshop: Canguilhem and the Greeks: Vitalism between History and Philosophy

Brooke Holmes | Princeton University Canguilhem and the Greeks: Vitalism between History and Philosophy In this talk, I examine the role of ancient Greek medicine and philosophy in Georges Canguilhem’s analysis of vitalism at the intersection of history and philosophy in his essay “Aspects of Vitalism” (1946) in light of larger questions about the historicity …

Critical Antiquities Workshop: Actualizing Plato’s Laws

André Laks | Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City Actualizing Plato’s Laws Plato’s last and longest dialogue is a fascinating, but little frequented work, even if progress has been made among specialists during the last 30 years or so. This is paradoxical. One cannot conceive of Aristotle Politics, of Polybius’ analysis of the Roman constitution or of Cicero’s pair Republic/Laws – not …

Critical Antiquities Workshop: Aristotle, Biopolitics, and the Iliad

Sara Brill | Fairfield University Aristotle, Biopolitics, and the Iliad Aristotle’s emphasis in Politics 7 on engineering the bodily as well as psychical character of citizens recommends comparison with contemporary theories of biopolitics, a comparison Mika Ojakangas has drawn with particular clarity (Ojakangas 2016). To be sure, Aristotle’s eugenics legislation is designed to hold the …