The Pennsylvania Circle of Ancient Philosophy

Upcoming Events

Duquesne University Departmental Speakers Series and Related Talks

NEH Symposium, March 15, 2013

The Body and the Non-Rational in Ancient Greek Thought

a.     Rachel Singpurwalla (U of Maryland, College Park)

b.     Emily Austin (Wake Forest)

c.     Christina Ionescu (Catholic U of America)

UPENN Ancient Philosophy Workshop

We, the ancient philosophy graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania, are organizing a workshop on ancient philosophy. The workshop will be held in the spring semester. Our motivation for doing so is to establish and promote intellectual exchange between students working on ancient philosophy in the Philadelphia area.

We encourage people from all related areas, such as Classical Studies and Political Science, to contribute to the workshop. It will be a full day event with multiple thirty-minute presentations and subsequent discussions. Lunch and coffee will be provided for all participants.

The provisional date for the workshop is Saturday, April 27, 2013. Please submit abstracts of no more than 500 words to by Monday, February 4, 2013. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions and suggestions.

The Department of Classics and Mediterranean Studies at Penn State

 with the support of the Department of Comparative Literature presents:

Ancient Approaches to Poetry

A Colloquium on Ancient Literary Criticism

The colloquium will take place on March 15th, 2013 in 102 Weaver Building.

0:30-11:30 Grace Ledbetter (Swarthmore College)

“Plato on the Content of Poetry”

11:30-12:30 Andrew Ford (Princeton University)

“The Importance of Aesthetics for Plato and Aristotle”

12.30-2:00 lunch

2:00-3:00 Richard Hunter (University of Cambridge)

“Homer and the Rhetorical Criticism of Homer”

3:00-4:00 Peter Struck (University of Pennsylvania)

“Reconsidering Iopas and Allegory” 4:00-4:30 coffee break

4:30-5:30 Alexander Beecroft (University of South Carolina)

“The Certamen Homeri et Hesiodi as Literary Criticism”

For further information, please contact Zoe Stamatopoulou ( The Pennsylvania State University  Department of Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies. 108 Weaver Building, University Park, PA 16802 865-8851

Ancient Approaches to Poetry


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