31 Jan Some Problems with Hubris in Ancient Greek Law
Posted at 16:24h in Upcoming Events, IHC Research Focus Groups
David Phillips (History, UCLA)
Monday, January 31 / 12:00 PM
Professor Phillips’ talk examines some characteristic problems and issues in the study of Athenian law, and of ancient Greek law more generally, through an analysis of the offense of hubris (“intentionally dishonoring behavior”). In addition to discussing the Athenian law of hubris, the talk investigates parallels with the laws and practices of other Greek communities and their ramifications for the question of the unity of Greek law, and scrutinizes hubris and the categorization of shame.
This talk is sponsored by the IHC’s Ancient Borderlands RFG and the Ancient Mediterranean Studies Program