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Forum of Hellenistic  and Roman Philosophy

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At this Forum,

we bring together experienced and younger scholars working on Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy from all around the world. Participants present new research, exchange views and test new approaches in reading philosophical texts from the Hellenistic and Roman period in a spirit of open, mutual collaboration. Our online meetings enjoy large and lively participation, creating a unique platform for all those interested in this fascinating area of study.

New directions:

since the third season of the Forum we have decided to explore some new directions by inviting two speakers simultaneously  and discussing their papers in a podium talk.

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Upcoming events

The Limits of Nature

in Hellenistic and Roman Thought

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International Workshop 17-18 May 2024

University of Crete



In Dialogue:

Romanising Greek Political Thought:
Cicero on
Magistrates and the Cosmopolis

Alex Long 

University of St Andrews
René Brouwer
University of Utrecht



In Dialogue:

        Phillip Mitsis
New York University​


Sunt autem privata nulla natura:  
Cicero on 

communio and dominium

Taxing Wealth in the Just City:
Cicero and the Roman Census


    Andrew Monson 
New York University


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Seneca's Treatise on Benefits:
Real Kindness and Real Agency

Margaret R. Graver

Dartmouth College

Lucretius on Pity in the Development of Justice

Elizabeth Asmis

University of Chicago

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Is Universal Nature

Foundational for Stoic Ethics? 

Christopher Gill

University of Exeter


An application in time of pandemic of the ancient Stoics' social oikeiōsis (affiliation) to other humans 

Richard Sorabji

University of Oxford


   Musonius Rufus,

or How to Recognize a Roman Stoic?

     Gretchen Reydams-Schils 

    University of Notre Dame


Cato's integritas

James Warren

University of Cambridge

Between the World and the Void: A Stoic Category of Unfilled Space

David Konstan

New York University

The Epicurean Notion

of Epibolē

Voula Tsouna

UC Santa Barbara

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The Forum of Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy is jointly managed by:

Attila Németh                                               Georgia Tsouni

Senior Research Fellow in Ancient Philosophy       Assistant Professor of Classics   

      RCH, Budapest                                           University of Crete                          

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