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Seminar of the Research Centre for Greek and Latin Literature

Academy of Athens



Elli Lambridi Philosophical Library (9 Ypsilantou str, 106 75 Athens)

Scientific Coordinator: Efi Papadodima


The topic of this year’s (2016-2017) monthly research seminar is Ancient Drama and Popular Morality. The papers look into the ways in which ancient tragedy and comedy treat diverse aspects of popular morality, broadly conceived. The inquiry extends to the exploration of the way in which the dramatic representation of the mythical past (or of myths that bear a special connection with everyday life) incorporates and interweaves central, as a rule intricate or even contradictory, moral values and categories of classical civilization, as well as broader concerns of the polis. Of special interest is also the way in which other classical sources, especially philosophical works, interact with the dramatic treatment of pertinent ideas and considerations.


Programme 2016


September 12 (Monday), 6-8 pm


• Patrick Finglass (Professor of Greek, University of Nottingham):

A new papyrus on Sophocles’ Tereus


October 20 (Thursday), 5-7 pm


• Douglas Cairns (Professor of Classics, University of Edinburgh):

Mind, body, and metaphor in Euripides’ Hippolytus


November 24 (Thursday), 5-7 pm


• Ιωάννης Περυσινάκης (Ομ. Καθηγητής Αρχαίας Ελληνικής Φιλολογίας, Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων):

Από την παλαιά διαμάχη φιλοσοφίας και ποίησης: Αρχαϊκές ηθικές αξίες και πολιτική συμπεριφορά στους Βατράχους του Αριστοφάνη 


December 8 (Thursday), 5-7 pm


• Ανδρέας Μαρκαντωνάτος (Αν. Καθηγητής Αρχαίας Ελληνικής Φιλολογίας, Πανεπιστήμιο Πελοποννήσου):

Ηθική ανωτερότητα και πολιτικός κυνισμός στον Ηρακλή του Ευριπίδη