Ritual and Politics, Individual and Community
in Plutarch’s Works
An international Colloquium
27 - 30 April, 2017
Student Cultural Center "Xenia"
Sofokli Venizelou 16, 74100, Rethymnon
Organized by Lucia Athanassaki and Frances B. Titchener
Funded by the Research Committee/ΕΛΠΚ, the Department of Philology, Dean’s Office - School of Philosophy of the University of Crete, and the International Plutarch Society
Lucia Athanassaki email@example.com
Frances Titchener firstname.lastname@example.org
Plutarch’s Lives and essays (many with a specifically religious focus) are a mine of descriptions of ritual acts, such as sacrifices, processions, theoriae, dedications, ceremonial feasting, public orations, song and/or dance in religious or secular contexts, whether performed by individuals or groups. How do these representations contribute to the characterization of individuals and/or communities? What do they tell us about the way individuals relate to their peers or to their community at large? And/or the ways cities or other forms of community relate to one another? How do rituals interact with politics (personal and communal, local or inter-state)? How do they affect individual and communal identities? These are some of the questions this colloquium will address focusing on Plutarch’s works.
Anybody interested in attending should contact:
Michael Kalochristianakis (email@example.com)