CONF: Yorkshire Ancient Philosophy Network ~ February 5

Seen on Classicists (please send any responses to the folks mentioned in the quoted text, not to rogueclassicism!):

The Yorkshire Ancient Philosophy Network will meet, 10am-5pm in the Board Room at the Wilberforce Institute, Hull. All are welcome.

Location: WISE (Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation), University of Hull, Oriel Chambers, 27 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE. 10 mins walk from the Hull Railway Station. Link to map below.

Further details at our website/blog, "Sullogismos":


10:00-12:30 Reading Group
Plato Republic IV, 428-435 (in English, using Grube/Reeve translation, publ. Hackett)

12:30-13:30 Lunch (own arrangements)

13:30-15:00 Malcolm Heath (Leeds)
"’Why are humans poetical animals? An experiment in Aristotelian anthropology."

15:00-15:15 Coffee

15:15-16:45 Amber Carpenter (York)
"Does Plato think it is good for us to aim at happiness?"

All academics and postgraduates with an interest in Ancient Philosophy are warmly welcomed.
Lunch: own arrangements.

No booking is required, but an email to indicate attendance would enable us to circulate the papers to participants in advance.

Contact: Amber Carpenter (adc503 AT, Jamie Dow (j.dow AT or Antony Hatzistavrou (A.hatzistavrou AT

Map for Wilberforce Institute:,+United+Kingdom&gl=uk&ei=q8pFS7jmKofw0wSI1tj0AQ&ved=0CAgQ8gEwAA&ll=53.742214,-0.336199&spn=0.011751,0.027294&z=15

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