Classical Association of Scotland Conference
The Classical Association of Scotland Annual Conference 2013 will be held in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh, 21-22 June 2013.
The theme of the event will be ‘Hellenistic and Early Imperial Reception of Classical Athenian Democracy and Political Thought’.
In the Hellenistic period and the early Roman Empire, teachers, philosophers, orators and politicians found an essential point of reference in the democracy of Classical Athens, and the political thought which it produced.
- Through what types of formal and informal education was knowledge of Classical Athenian history, institutions and ideas sustained?
- How were Athenian democratic ideals of equality, freedom, and civic virtue emphasised, challenged, blunted or adapted?
- What was the reception, in the changed political circumstances, of Classical Athenian non- and anti-democratic political thought?
- To what extent were the two brought into contact with each other, such that Classical Athenian debates about the value or shortcomings of democracy continued to echo through new political debates?
- Or did the Classical Athens which was held up as a symbol of cultural and intellectual excellence tend to become divorced from the Classical Athens of democracy and vigorous political debate?
Addressing these questions will help to track changes in attitudes to culture, rhetoric, history, ethics and philosophy, and their relationships with politics, in the Hellenistic and early Imperial periods.
£25 for waged Classical Association of Scotland/University of Edinburgh members; £15 for unwaged/student Classical Association of Scotland/University of Edinburgh members; £35 for waged non-members. £25 for unwaged non-members.
Membership of the Classical Association of Scotland (CAS) costs £5. Enquiries to Dr Costas Panayotakis, University of Glasgow (see below).
Please book a place as soon as possible through the University of Edinburgh E-Pay website (see below).
If you would prefer to pay by cheque, please write to Conference Secretary Amanda Campbell (address below), enclosing a cheque for the relevant amount payable to 'The University of Edinburgh', with delegate and conference name on the reverse.
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