Past Events – British School at Athens

Sarah Broadie, “What has Plato’s Divided Line to do with his Sun-image of the good?”

Elli Lambridis Philosophical Library Athens

Professor Sarah Broadie (University of St Andrews), "What has Plato's Divided Line to do with his Sun-image of the good?" We know from the text that there is a close connection, but Plato leaves us with the task of working out exactly what it is. The explanation involves (of course) the so called dialectical method, […]

Sarah Broadie, “Putting mathematics in its place in Plato’s Republic”

British School at Athens, Upper House 52 Souedias Street, Athens

Professor Sarah Broadie (University of St. Andrews), "Putting mathematics in its place in Plato’s Republic" The discussion will centre on two questions: (a) what to make of the inferiority of mathematics to dialectic (the main locus for this is the Divided Line in Book VI)? And (b) what is the real purpose of the mathematical […]

Petrie, Pendlebury, and Hogarth in Greece and Egypt – A panel discussion

Wolfson Auditorium, The British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH

Petrie, Pendlebury, and Hogarth in Greece and Egypt - A panel discussion Flinders Petrie, John Pendlebury, and David Hogarth - in their excavations at Naukratis, Amarna, Ephesos and Knossos - developed ground-breaking archaeological approaches during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This discussion explores the connections between these pioneers and their archaeological institutions - […]

‘Moving Seaside’: Neolithic seafaring workshop – CANCELLED

British School at Athens, Upper House 52 Souedias Street, Athens

This workshop will focus on seafaring in the Mediterranean of the Neolithic Period, and will stimulate discussion on the topic for featuring in an international documentary film 'Moving Stones'. We aim to discuss how throughout the Neolithic Period the seas, far from being obstacles, were major vectors of transportation and communication. All welcome. Joint workshop […]