Empedocles' Metaphysics

45 July 2013

Venue: Ioannou Centre, Oxford

Invited Speakers:

Patricia Curd (Purdue University)

'Thinking Structure'

Anna Marmodoro (University of Oxford)

 'Empedocles' Dynamic, Changeless World'

John Palmer (University of Florida)

'Elemental Change in Empedocles'

Oliver Primavesi (Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, München)

`Powers in the Cosmic Cycle'

Catherine Rowett (University of East Anglia)

'What Things Have Divine Names in Empedocles and Why?'

David Sedley (University of Cambridge)

'Empedoclean Superorganisms'


The conference schedule is available here (updated 2 July 2013).


Film Screening Event - Empedocles

**The conference will be preceded by a screening of the short film Empedocles: a Dance Opera, at the Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles, Oxford from 20:00 to 21:30 (approximately), on Wednesday July 3rd. Attendance is free, and complimentary wine will be served. For more on the artists and the film, please visit their website.**

For a YouTube excerpt of the film, see here

The screening is sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Greek and Latin Antiquity, Corpus Christi College


Information about visiting Oxford is here, and some places to stay in central Oxford are listed here.  Graduate students seeking assistance with the costs of attending this conference may wish to apply here:  The Thomas Wiedemann Memorial Fund notes that its `trustees are particularly keen to support attendance by individuals or groups at seminars or conferences.'


Temple of Hera at Agrigento, Italy