Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics – Greek manuscript on parchment (14th century) – National Library of Naples

The Reception of Greek Ethics in Late Antiquity and Byzantium:
Continuities and Transformations
Corpus Christi – Oxford, 14 November 2018

The conference will look at writings on ethics and morality from Late Antiquity and Byzantium with the aim of examining their distinctive features and dialogue with existing philosophical models. This is a strand of research that has not previously been subject to systematic investigation, which has precluded a thorough appreciation of the reception of Greek ethics in various cultural and intellectual contexts. The topics to be explored involve:
-commentaries on Aristotelian ethics
-ethics and politics in Neoplatonism
-moral excellence and gender differentiation -emotions and virtues in Patristic thought -ethos in the context of rhetorical theory, textual exegesis, education, and performance

Confirmed speakers:
David Bradshaw (University of Kentucky)
Riccardo Chiaradonna (Roma Tre University)
Erika Gielen (University of Leuven)
Peter Lautner (Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest)
Byron MacDougall (Princeton University)
Ioannis Papadogiannakis (King’s College London)
Stratis Papaioannou (University of Crete)
Bert van den Berg (Leiden University)
Sophia Xenophontos (University of Glasgow)
Conclusions: Richard Sorabji (King’s College London/Wolfson College–Oxford)

This conference is sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, with the support of Corpus Christi College, the University of Glasgow and Durham University, in the framework of the research project “The reception of Aristotle in Byzantium”

Dr Sophia Xenophontos, University of Glasgow
Professor Anna Marmodoro, University of Durham/University of Oxford