Current Activities

Workshop and translation group meetings are held in Classics 21, 4:30-6:00 pm every Wednesday while classes are in session. The Classics building is located at 1010 E 59th St. The translation group will meet every week of the quarter in which a paper is not to be presented. Papers, which are provided below as soon as they are available, are to be read by participants beforehand. The papers are password protected. Please email the graduate student coordinator for the password.

Winter 2017 Events

February 1: Jonathan Beere (Humboldt) and Ben Morison (Princeton)
A Mathematical Form of Knowing How in Greek Geometry: the Nature of the Problem-Propositions

February 8: Noah Chafets (University of Chicago)
Appetite, Motivation and Desire for the Good in the Republic

February 15: Michael Moore (University of Chicago)
Beauty in the Beasts: The Final Cause and Beauty in Aristotle’s Biology

February 22: Leon Wash (University of Chicago)
One Learned to Grow from Many: Nature, Teleology and Metaphor in Empedocles

March 1: Josh Mendelsohn (University of Chicago)
Aristotle’s Durability Argument for the Necessity of What is Known

March 8: Edward Halper (University of Georgia)

Spring 2017 Events

March 29: Pieter Sjoerd Hasper (Indiana University Bloomington)

April 5: Emily Katz (Michigan State University)

April 7–8: Second Annual Graduate Student Conference in Ancient Philosophy: Argument in Ancient Thought CFP

April 19: Arnold Brooks (University of Chicago)

April 26: Aparna Ravilochan (University of Chicago)
From One Generation to the Next: Consistency and Explanatory Power in Aristotle’s Theory of Heredity 

May 17: Rory Hanlon (University of Chicago)

May 22–26: Oliver Primavesi (Munich)
Textual criticism seminars on De Motu Animalium


Translation Group

This year we are reading Aristotle’s Metaphysics Lambda. Please email Serena Lai if you would like to receive updates about the translation group.

OCT of Metaphysics Lambda – here

Aquinas’ commentary – here