Today’s Thucydides: Power, Politics, and Appropriation

Date: Friday, April 28
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT
Location: House A, and Zoom

Join us for a roundtable discussion on the appropriation of Thucydides, focusing especially on the 20th century and on contemporary politics from a global perspective. This discussion stems from the book Thucydides, In the Age of Extremes edited by current Spring Fellow Ivan Matijašić (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice) and Luca Iori (University of Parma). The book is open-access and published in the History of Classical Scholarship Journal (Supplementary Volume 5, 2022) and can be read here.

Additionally, our librarian Charlotte Houghton has created a curated LibGuide with further reading material pertaining to the topic of this event. You can find it under our Research Guides page.

Talks by

Christian Wendt, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Rachel Bruzzone, Bilkent University/CHS

Sergio Brillante, Sorbonne Université

Luca Iori, University of Parma

Ivan Matijašić, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice/CHS

Journal Editors

Federico Santangelo, Newcastle University

Lorenzo Calvelli, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

The image on the cover is Charlie Chaplin, from the film The Great Dictator (1940)