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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:

In 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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Past Events


Phillip Mitsis

New York University

Sunt autem privata nulla natura:  


on communio and dominium


Andrew Monson
New York University

Taxing Wealth in the Just City:
and the Roman Census

Image by Wilhelm Gunkel

Seneca's Treatise on Benefits:

Real Kindness and Real Agency

Margaret R. Graver

Dartmouth College

May 5, 2022

Lucretius on Pity in the Development of Justice

Elizabeth Asmis

University of Chicago

March 31, 2022

Image by Shotaro Hamasaki

Is Universal Nature

Foundational for Stoic Ethics? 

Christopher Gill

University of Exeter

January 27, 2022


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

Richard Sorabji

University of Oxford

September 30, 2021


   Musonius Rufus,

or How to Recognize a Roman Stoic?

     Gretchen Reydams-Schils 

    University of Notre Dame

 November 18, 2021


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 20, 2021

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Who We Are

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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