September 23, 2009
The New York University Center for Ancient Studies will host Xenophon in a New Voice, Wednesday, September 30, 5:30 p.m. at NYUs Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 102, 100 Washington Square East (at Washington Place). Enter at 32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair accessible). Subway Lines: 6 (Astor Place); A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); R, W (8th Street).
Xenophon is the third member of the Founding Trinity of Fathers of Western Historiography, which also includes Herodotus and Thucydides. Xenophon in a New Voice will feature some of the leading classicists from around the world discussing the impact of this significant historian.
The conference coincides with a new translation of Xenophons Hellenika, a history of Greece from 411 to 362 that offers his insights on the decline and fall of Athens and Sparta as well as relations between Greece and the Great King of Persia. Robert Strassler, the editor of the new translation, The Landmark Xenophons Hellenika (Pantheon, Nov.), and David Thomas, who penned the works introduction, will be among the events panelists. Other participants include NYUs Paul Cartledge, the Hellenic Parliament Global Distinguished Professor in the History and Theory of Democracy, and Phil Terry, founder of Reading Odyssey, a nonprofit organization that aims to help adults reengage their intellectual curiosity through web-based tutorials and lectures series.
The event, the annual Rose-Marie Lewent Conference on Ancient Studies, is free and open to the public. Those interested may call 212.998.8100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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