Proximity and Classics

Conversation Series on Philosophy and Ideas

Date: Friday, June 11, 2021 
Time: 12:00-1:30pm

What ideas of proximity can we find in Classical Greek literature? How was intimacy understood, from Homer to Plato? What is the connection between proximity and friendship? What is the role of supplication? How can these ideas be mobilized to shed light on the notion of proximity today?

Join us for a conversation with Laura Slatkin (NYU and U. Chicago), Richard Martin (Stanford), and Gregory Nagy (Harvard), moderated by Nicolas Prevelakis (Harvard) and Dimitri Halikias (Harvard).

This event will take place via Zoom and will be live-streamed on the CHS YouTube channel.

This session is hosted by the Center for Hellenic Studies and is part of the “Philosophy and Ideas” events, organized in collaboration with Harvard’s Committee on Degrees in Social Studies and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US. It is a follow-up to the 2020 Night of Philosophy and Ideas at Harvard, as well as the 2021 Night of Ideas.