Conference Announcement: Plato’s Academy

For anyone interested, there will be quite a substantial conference on Plato’s Academy at the University of Athens from 12-16 December, 2012.  I’ll post a preview of my presentation sometime in the coming week.

Plato’s Academy: A Survey of the Evidence

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 – Sunday, December 16, 2012
University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Chloe Balla (University of Crete)
Effie Baziotopoulou-Valavani (3rd Ephorate of Antiquities, Athens)
Paul Kalligas (University of Athens)
Vassilis Karasmanis (Technical University of Athens)


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hall of Ceremonies, University of Athens

Morning Session.

Chair: Paul Kalligas (Athens)

09:30-10:00 Paul Kalligas: Welcoming Address  Introduction

10:00-10:40 Paul A. Cartledge (Cambridge): ‘How Academic was Plato’s Academy? A Historian’s Judicious Review’

10:45-11:25 Alexander Nehamas (Princeton, NJ): ‘The Academy at Work: Dialectic in Plato’s Parmenides’

11:30-12:00 Coffee Break

12:00-12:40 István Bodnár (Budapest): ‘The Study of Natural Kinds in the Academy’

12:40-13:30 Discussion

13:30-14:30 Lunch

Afternoon Session.

Chair: Dionysios Anapolitanos (Athens)

17:00-17:40 John M. Dillon (Dublin): ‘Polemon, the ‘grosse Schatten’ of the Old Academy’

17:40-18:00 Discussion

18:00-18:40 David Sedley (Cambridge): ‘Carneades’ Theological Arguments’

18:40-19:00 Discussion

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Alkis Argyriadis Auditorium

Morning Session. Chair: Panos Dimas (Oslo)

09:30-10:10 John Glucker (Tel Aviv): ‘Plato in the Academy: Some Cautious Reflections’

10:10-10:30 Discussion

10:30-11:10 Thomas A. Szlezák (Tübingen): ‘How Definite are Plato’s Answers to the Problems Raised in the Dialogues?’

11:10-11:30 Discussion

11:30-12:00 Coffee Break

12:00-12:40 Oliver Primavesi (Munich): ‘Aristotle and the Academy: The Evidence of theMetaphysics

12:40-13:00 Discussion

13:30-14:30 Lunch

Afternoon Session.

Chair: Linos Benakis (Athens)

17:00-17:40 Matthias Haake (Münster): ‘The Academy in Athenian Politics and Society’

17:40-18:00 Discussion

18:00-18:40 Katharina Luchner (Munich): ‘Plato’s Letters Evidence for the History of the Platonic Academy?’

18:40-19:00 Discussion

Friday, December 14, 2012

Ioannis Drakopoulos Auditorium

Morning Session.

Chair: Katerina Ierodiakonou (Athens)

09:30-10:10 Phillip Horky (Durham): ‘Pythagoreanism and the Early Academy’

10:10-10:30 Discussion

10:30-11:10 Harold A. S. Tarrant (Newcastle, Australia): ‘From Polemo and Crates to Arcesilaus: Revolution or Natural Transition?’

11:10-11:30 Discussion

11:30-12:00 Coffee Break

12:00-12:40 Myrto Hatzimichali (Cambridge): ‘The Academy through Epicurean Eyes: Some Lives of Academic Philosophers in Philodemus’ Syntaxis

12:40-13:00 Discussion

13:30-14:30 Lunch

Afternoon Session.

Chair: Myrto Dragona-Monachou (Athens)

17:00-17:40 Georgia Tsouni (Bern): ‘Re-constructing an Old Tradition: The Peripatetic Academy of Antiochus of Ascalon’

17:40-18:00 Discussion

18:00-18:40 Mauro Bonazzi (Milan): ‘The End of the Academy’

18:40-19:00 Discussion

Saturday, December 15, 2012

09:30-13:30 Visit to the Acropolis Museum and the Area of the Academy

13:30-14:30 Lunch

Conference Room (Kostis Palamas Building)

Afternoon Session:

Chair: Richard McKirahan (Pomona, CA)

16:30-17:10 Vassilis Karasmanis (Athens): ‘Plato and the Mathematics of the Academy’

17:10-17:30 Discussion

17:30-18:10 Henry Mendell (Los Angeles, CA): ‘The Boys from Cyzicus: Reflections on Academic Astronomy’

18:10-18:30 Discussion

18:30-19:10 Michalis Sialaros (London): ‘A Child of the Academy? Investigating Euclid’s Philosophical Background’

19:10-19:30 Discussion

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Alkis Argyriadis Auditorium

Morning Session.

Chair: Polymnia Athanassiadi (Athens)

09:30-10:00 Manolis Panayotopoulos Tania Chatziefthymiou (Athens): ‘Some Thoughts on the Topography of Ancient Academia’

10:00-10:30 Effie Lygkouri-Tolia (Athens): ‘The Academy of Plato: History of Research and some Archaeological Observations’

10:30-11:00 Ada Caruso (Rome): ‘Topography and Structures at the Area of the Academy in the Time of Plato’

11:00-11:30 Discussion

11:30-12:00 Coffee Break

12:00-12:30 Voula Bardani (Athens): ‘Inscriptions from the Academeia’

12:30-13:00 Daniela Marchiandi (Torino): ‘In the Shadow of Athena Polias: The divinities of the Academy, polites’ training and death in service to Athens’

13:00-13:30 Discussion

13:30-14:30 Lunch

Afternoon Session.

Chair: Panos Valavanis (Athens)

17:00-17:30 Angelos Matthaiou (Athens): ‘Plato and the City of Athens in the 5th C’

17:30-18:00 Ismini Trianti (Ioannina): ‘Portraits of Plato’

18:00-18:30 Stephen Miller (Berkeley, CA): ‘Plato the Wrestler’

18:30-19:00 Discussion

19:00-19:30 Closing Session: Prospects and General Discussion


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