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AIAS Seminar: Katarzyna Jażdżewska, AIAS Fellow

Greek Dialogue in Antiquity - Post-Platonic Transformations

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Monday 14 June 2021,  at 14:15 - 15:30


Online via Zoom

The talk is streamed via Zoom. Join URL: https://aarhusuniversity.zoom.us/j/62705477327 to attend. 

Speaker: Katarzyna Jażdżewska, AIAS Fellow and Associate Professor



Plato established the dialogue as a philosophical genre, providing his successors with an approved model of philosophy that did not eschew the literary dimension as mere embellishment, but celebrated it and used in ingenious ways. What happened with the genre afterwards? Did ancient philosophers continue to structure their works as reports of conversations, or did other literary formats - such as the treatise, the philosophical letter, the commentary - prevail? In the talk, I will discuss scholarly narratives of genres' developments, methodological obstacles, and the body of evidence I have discovered when tackling these questions.     

See  Katarzyna Jażdżewska's project at AIAS

Short bio

Katarzyna Jażdżewska is a Classicist working on ancient prose literature. She is particularly interested in literary formats of ancient texts and have published on various aspects of Greek dialogue. Her monograph Greek Dialogue in Antiquity: Post-Platonic Transformations (contracted with Oxford University Press) will offer a comprehensive examination of the genre in the Hellenistic period. She is also interested in laughter in antiquity and in animal exemplarity in moralizing prose. She has published several book-length translations from ancient Greek into Polish.

What is an AIAS Seminar?

The AIAS Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellow or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English.