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Open Seminar: Symposium: The Philosophical Schools of Ancient Athens
Title:
Open Seminar: Symposium: The Philosophical Schools of Ancient Athens
When:
05.05.2016 19.00 h
Where:
Greek Centre Melbourne (Mezzanine) - Melbourne
Category:
Education

Description

Location: Greek Centre, Mezzanine, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Date: Thursday, 5th of May 2016, 7:00pm
Presenters: Brennan McDavid, Edward Jeremiah, Louise Hitchcock & K.O. Chong-Gossard
Entry:
FREE

Synopsis

Plato’s Academy, Aristotle’s Lyceum, Epicurus’ Garden, the Stoics, the Sceptics—all these philosophical schools from classical Athens had their own prescriptions for you on how to lead the best possible life.

But which one would work best for you?

What would each school have to say about our current ethical issues? Which school’s answers best match your own ethical views? 

Find out tonight as our panelists tackle questions from the moderator and the audience about how each ancient school would respond to 21st century political and ethical crises.


Bios

Brennan McDavid is the Seymour Reader in Ancient History and Philosophy at Ormond College; she also teaches Greek philosophy and Latin at UniMelb.

Edward Jeremiah completed his PhD at UniMelb in Classics on an ancient philosophical topic, and teaches Ancient Greek sessionally.

Louise Hitchcock is Associate Professor of Bronze Age Archaeology at UniMelb, and also did a B.A. in Political Science.

K.O. Chong-Gossard is the Discipline Head of the Classics & Archaeology program at UniMelb, where he teaches Ancient Greek. He is also the facilitator of this event.


Sponsors

We thank the following donor: Maria Foscolos.

During the course of the year considerable expenses are incurred in staging the seminars. In order to mitigate these costs individuals or organisations are invited to donate against a lecture of their choice. 

You too can donate for one or more seminars and (optionally) let your name or brand be known as a patron of culture to our members, visitors and followers, as well as the broader artistic and cultural community of Melbourne. Please email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 03 9662 2722.

We also thank the following corporate sponsors:

Venue

Venue:
Greek Centre Melbourne (Mezzanine)   -   Website
Street:
168 Lonsdale Street
Postcode:
3000
Suburb:
Melbourne
State:
VIC
Country:
Country: au

The Mezzanine floor (press "M" in the elevator) of Greek Centre Melbourne - located at the corner of Lonsdale and Russell streets in Melbourne, Australia.

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