Forum of Hellenistic  and Roman Philosophy


The Forum

At this Forum, we are driven by the goal to offer fresh perspectives on Hellenistic and Roman philosophy (defined chronologically roughly from 300 BCE to 200 AD). The aim of this forum is to bring together experienced and younger scholars working on Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy from all around the world in order to present new research in this area, exchange views and test new approaches in reading philosophical texts from the Hellenistic and Roman period. Since meeting  people and attending conferences has inevitably become difficult under the current conditions we hope that such an initiative will facilitate communication and dialogue on this fascinating area of study.




We wish to highlight the variety of philosophical texts,  concepts, genres and methods that were used during the Hellenistic and Roman periods, and focus on the different scholarly approaches that have been developed to understand them. Our online meetings aim to bring together scholars and participants from different countries to foster an exchange of views and test new ideas in a spirit of openness and mutual collaboration.


Upcoming Events


Cato's integritas

James Warren

University of Cambridge

January 28,  2021

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

David Konstan

New York University

March 25, 2021


The Epicurean Notion

of Epibolē

Voula Tsouna

UC Santa Barbara

May 27, 2021


Who We Are

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

  Attila Németh                                                Georgia Tsouni 

        Research Fellow in Ancient Philosophy        Assistant Professor of Classics   

     RCH, Budapest                                            University of Crete