Seminar on Empedocles


Mount Etna

Pre-conference Seminar on Agonistic Elements in Empedocles

June 10-11, 2019

The goal of this project is to understand agonistic elements in Empedocles’ philosophy, such as Love vs. Strife, the agonistic elements in his argumentation, and the agonism inherent in his “evolutionary scheme.”  The seminar will consist of roundtable discussion of selected texts, both in Greek and in translation.

The first session will be Monday afternoon, with a coffee break and evening dinner, followed by a second session Tuesday morning, with a second coffee break.

Scholars interested in participating in the seminar should contact Heather Reid,, no later than May 1, 2019.  Participation is limited to 20. There will be a seminar fee of €50 to cover, printing, refreshments, and the group dinner.