Conference on Later Stoicism

On April 5 to April 7 Yale will host an international conference on later Stoicism, the period from the second century BCE through to about 200 CE. Later Stoicism includes the best known and most influential authors (Seneca, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius) as well as lesser known but important philosophers. We will have nine papers on various aspects of the school by leading scholars of the school, from France, Germany, Canada and the US. Comments will be given by, among others, a number of Yale graduate students. The tentative schedule is below. Further information can be had from Brad Inwood (Classics and Philosophy: All sessions will be held in Harkness Hall (WLH) 117.
1:30-3:00 George Boys-Stones (Toronto) ‘Panaetius on Progress and Personae’ comm: Chris Atkins (Yale)
3:15-4:45 Christelle Veillard (Paris – Nanterre) ‘Rejoicing to be alive, a new pattern in Stoicism?’ comm: Vanessa de Harven (UMass Amherst)
5:00-6:30 Margaret Graver (Dartmouth) ‘An entire convert to your cause’: rhetorical duplicity in Cicero’s De Finibus comm: Federico Maviglia (Yale)
9:30-11:00 Max Bergamo (Yale) ‘New Fragments of Musonius Rufus in the Greek and Arabic Tradition’ comm: Brad Inwood (Yale)
11:15-12:45 Isabelle Chouinard (Yale) ‘A King among the Wretched: The Cynic Sage in Epictetus’ comm: Lizzie Davis (Yale)
2:45-4:15 Jacob Klein (Colgate) ‘Epictetus on Freedom and Free Action’ comm: Jacob Sheehan (Yale)
4:30-6:00 Reier Helle (Munich) ‘Hierocles on self-perception and being a single perceptive being’ comm: Nathan Powers (SUNY Albany)
9:30-11:00 Phillip Mitsis (NYU) ‘Hate in Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius’ comm: Max DuBoff (Yale)
11:15-12:45 Jean-Baptiste Gourinat (Sorbonne) ‘Marcus Aurelius and his writings to himself: when, where, how and why?’ comm: James Brown-Kinsella (Yale)
We are grateful for generous financial support from the Classics department and Archaia.