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Organisers: David Lewis (University of Edinburgh), Mirko Canevaro (University of Edinburgh), Sylvian Fachard
(Université de Lausanne)

Thursday, May 19: Cotsen Hall, ASCSA
19:00 Introduction (David Lewis, Mirko Canevaro & Sylvian Fachard)
19:30 Keynote: Alain Bresson (Chicago): ‘Law and Trade Organization in Hellenistic Delos’

Friday, May 20, BSA Upper House

Session 1
9:00-9:45 Judson Hermann (Allegheny): ‘Repetition in Attic oratory’
9:45-10:30 Jakub Filonik (Katowice): ‘The rhetoric of eleutheria in Athenian oratory’
10:30-11:15 Peter Liddel (Manchester): ‘The Athenian provisions against ad hominem legislation’
Tea and coffee
11:45-12:30 Alberto Esu (Mannheim): ‘Lycurgus and the Intent of the Lawgiver in Spartan Constitutional Practice’
12:30-1:15 Carlo Pelloso (Verona): ‘Ephors Between Spartan Constitution and Modern Reinterpretations’

Session 2
14:45-15:30 Matteo Barbato (Naples): ‘A Place for Justice at the Assembly? Pursuing Selfinterest and Helping the Wronged in Athenian International Relations’
15:30-16:15 Fred Naiden (Chapel Hill): ‘The laws of War’ [Zoom]
Tea and coffee
16:45-17:30 James P. Sickinger (Tallahassee): ‘Evidence in the Attic Orators: Ancient and Modern Perspectives’ [ZOOM]
17:30-18:15 Christophe Pébarthe (Bordeaux): ‘Desperately Seeking a Democratic Philosophy on Democracy: Aeschylus and the Majority Rule’

Saturday, May 21,BSA Upper House

Session 3
9:00-9:45 Christopher Joyce (Hertfordshire): ‘Aristotle’s ‘last democracy’: The rule of law versus mob rule’
9:45-10:30 Mirko Canevaro (Edinburgh): ‘Between freedom and social control? Parrhesia and slander in Athenian law (and society)’
10:30-11:15 Edmund Stewart (Nottingham): ‘Demes and occupations in the Athenian phialai inscriptions: Freed slaves or free aliens?’
Tea and coffee
11:45-12:30 Athina Dimopoulou (Athens): ‘Dexiosis and pistis: the role of handshake in legal commitment in the Greco-Roman world’
12:30-1:15 Michele Faraguna (Milan): ‘Real Estate, Public Control and Institutionalisation in the Greek Polis’

Session 4
14:45-15:30 José Luis Alonso (Zurich): ‘Security for debt in the papyri: Katoche’
15:30-16:15 Jan-Mathieu Carbon (Kingston): ‘On Records of Sale of People (and their Properties) at Halikarnassos’
Tea and coffee
16:45-17:30 Ilias Arnaotouglou (Athens): ‘Status and land in two new horoi-inscriptions from third-century Rhamnous’
17:30-18:15 Jakub Urbanik (Warsaw): ‘The ἔθος and the Egyptian Priests. A Contribution to study of Law Application in Roman Egypt’

Due to capacity restrictions, we are hosting a hybrid event. Everyone is welcome in person to the keynote
lecture and reception on Thursday night; for the Friday and Saturday sessions, non-speakers may join online. If
you wish to join online, please email

When: 19 May, 2022 - 21 May, 2022
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