Themistius Seminar: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives

 

This seminar is co-organised by Anna Marmodoro and Neil McLynn, and is supported by the Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity and the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies Project. The seminar will meet on Wednesdays from 17:00 to 18:30, in the Seminar room at Corpus Christi College, and will be followed by drinks. Exceptionally, Prof Griffin's talk will take place on a Tuesday from 14:30 to 16:00 and Dr Alberto Rigolio's talk will take place in the Rainolds room. 

 

Confirmed Speakers  

 

29/04/15: Prof Richard Sorabji (University of Oxford), "A Romp Through Themistius'"


06/05/15: Prof Franz de Haas (Leiden University), “Why did Themistius disagree with Alexander on Intellect?”

12/05/15 Prof Michael Griffin (University of British Columbia), "Themistius on Rhetoric, Philosophy, and Excellence"
Exceptionally, Prof Griffin's talk will take place on a Tuesday from 14:30 to 16:00.  

20/05/15: Prof Peter Heather (King’s College London), "PPE in the Fourth Century"


27/05/15: Dr Alberto Rigolio (University of Oxford), “The Syriac De virtute: Themistius, possibly Julian, and a discourse on Cynicism (or cynicism?)"
Exceptionally, Dr Rigolio's talk will take place in the Rainolds room.

10/06/15: Prof Riccardo Chiaradonna (Università degli Studi Roma Tre), “Julian’s Letter to Themistius and the 4th-century Philosophical Debate”

17/06/15: Prof Carlos Fraenkel (McGill University, Montreal / University of Oxford) and Mr Yoav Meyrav (University of Tel Aviv), “Themistius' Paraphrase of Metaphysics 12: Text, Ideas, Reception”.

 

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