Wednesday, April 09, 2008
"Tragedy and Archaic Greek Thought," School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh, June 13-15, 2008.
The aim of the conference is to explore the relation (be it complementary or antithetical) between Greek tragedy and Archaic thought, i.e. the broad nexus of ideas, both traditional and philosophical, that the genre and its audience may be said to have inherited from the Archaic period, broadly defined – ideas such as the justice of the gods and the prospect of their envy, the instability of human fortune, the principle of alternation, hybris and ate, inherited guilt, the influence of Presocratic thinkers, etc. We believe this relation is due for a fresh exploration. More information may be found here: http://www.shc.ed.ac.uk/conferences/tragedy08/index.html.