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
Organisers:
Chloe Balla (University of Crete)
Effie Baziotopoulou-Valavani (3rd Ephorate of Antiquities, Athens)
Paul Kalligas (University of Athens)
Vassilis Karasmanis (Technical University of Athens)

Details

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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