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Lectures & Panels



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  1. Onassis Symposium 2016
    The Role of the Artist in Society

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 7 PM
    Think and drink with the greatest minds in the world!
  2. Onassis Symposium 2015: World Citizens
    Friday, October 23, 2015, 7 PM
    Think and drink with the greatest minds in the world!
    The Western articulation of the idea of world-citizenship begins with Diogenes’s idea of the κόσμου πολίτης (citizen of the world). Since, for fourth-century Greeks, a πολίτης (citizen) came from a πολίς (city), the Cynic philosopher must have meant the idea to be paradoxical, since the thought was that you could have the universe as your hometown.
  3. Werner Herzog on Ancient Greek literature and history
    Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 7 PM
    Werner Herzog, one of the greatest living filmmakers of our time, joins Paul Holdengräber for a conversation on Ancient Greek literature and history.
  4. The Immortality of Mortals
    With Pascal Bruckner

    Tuesday, November 04, 2014, 7 PM
    Can one be taught to live? Putting a twist to the classical question about life after death, Pascal Bruckner asks: Is there life before death?
  5. After Thermopylae: How Wars are Concluded and Commemorated
    Tuesday, June 04, 2013, 7 PM
    Paul Cartledge will join fellow historians Bruce Cole, Eugenia Kiesling, and James Romm for a stimulating discussion about how wars end and how they are remembered, drawing examples from the Graeco-Persian Wars, the Great War, and the War on Terror.
  6. Waiting for the Barbarians
    Monday, February 11, 2013, 7 PM
    Daniel Mendelsohn with John Freeman

    “For all criticism is based on that equation: Knowledge + Taste = Meaningful Judgment,” writes Daniel Mendelsohn, ...
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