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Craven Seminar 2014

Being Human - Classical Perspectives
When May 22, 2014 11:00 AM to
May 23, 2014 05:00 PM
Where G.21
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Thursday, 22 May

11.00 -­ 11.15: Welcome and Introduction (the organizers)

Session 1
11.15 ­- 12.00:
'The Choric Con-sociality of Nonhuman Life'
Mark Payne (Chicago)

12.00 -­ 12.45
'Babylonian Perspectives on the Certainty of Death'
Christopher Metcalf (Oxford)

12.45 ­ 14.00: Buffet Lunch

Session 2
14.00 -­ 14.45
'Arendt on Plato: Philosophy, Politics, and Being Human'
Frisbee Sheffield (Cambridge)

14.45 -­ 15.30
'Affinity or Asymmetry: Self, Other, and Truth in Plato'
Catherine Pickstock (Cambridge)

15.30 ­ 16.00: Coffee Break

16.00 ­ 16.45:
'Visualizing Humanity in Archaic Greece: From the Symposium to the Grave, and Beyond'
Robin Osborne (Cambridge)

Friday, 23 May

9.30 - 10.00: Coffee

Session 3
10.00 -­ 10.45:
'Etruscans, Romans, and the Origins of Personality'
Nigel Spivey (Cambridge)

10.45 -­ 11.30
'Ovidian Humanism'
Ingo Gildenhard (Cambridge)

11.30 -­ 12.00: Coffee Break

12.00 -­ 12.45
'The Ideal of Bodily Integrity: From Seneca to Human Rights Theory (and
Victoria Rimell (Rome)

12.45 -­ 14.00: Buffet Lunch

Session 4
14.00 - ­14.45
'(Homo-)Philhellenic Anthropologies: Some Peculiarities of a Particular
Sebastian Matzner (Oxford)

14.45 ­- 15.30
'Hairlessness, Humanity, and its Concomitant Erotics'
Alastair Blanshard (Queensland)

15.30 ­- 16.00: Coffee Break

16.00 -­ 16.45
'Aristocratic Humanities: Pindar, Castiglione, and Yeats'
Michael Silk (London)

16.45 -­ 17.00: Epilogue (the organizers)


Attendance is free (including lunches), but for catering purposes those
intending to come are asked to register by writing to Ingo Gildenhard at
by 15 May.

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