THE NEW ENGLAND SYMPOSIUM ON ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY

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WHO WE ARE

The New England Symposium on Ancient Philosophy is an organization for academics located in the New England states to present their work-in-progress on some topic in Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy.  Because the papers are distributed in advance, the meetings are devoted almost entirely to a lively discussion of the paper.

Though we began as an on-line organization due to demands of the pandemic, we will continue to meet on-line to maximize accessibility and sustainability.


If you reside or work in New England and would like to join the Symposium, please contact us.  Though you must be a member of the Symposium to present a paper, we welcome all scholars working in the field, no matter where they work or reside, to attend our meetings by using the RSVP links below.

 

Upcoming Events

  • William Altman, "Plato’s Debts to Xenophon"
    Jan 27, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
    Via Zoom
    A preview of Will's forthcoming book _The Relay Race of Virtue; Plato’s Debts to Xenophon_ (SUNY Press) that will focus on Symposium, Meno, and Laws in the context of Xenophon’s Symposium, Anabasis, and Cyropaedia.
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  • Margaret Graver, "Seneca's Treatise on Benefits: Real Kindness and Real Agency"
    Feb 17, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM EST
    via Zoom
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  • Matthew Walker, "The Soul’s Retreat from Death: Re-Reading Socrates’ Final Argument in Plato’s _Phaedo_"
    Mar 10, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM EST
    via Zoom
    According to a long tradition of criticism, Socrates’ final argument in the Phaedo establishes the soul’s immortality, at most, in only a trivial sense. This talk sketches a new interpretation of the final argument.
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CONTACT THE NEW ENGLAND SYMPOSIUM ON ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY

Jyl Gentzler
Department of Philosophy
Amherst College
Amherst, MA 010002

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