Current Activities

Workshop and translation group meetings for Winter 2020 will be held in Wieboldt Hall, Room 103, 4:30-6:00 pm every Wednesday. The building is located at 1050 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 2020

Week 1 (January 8): Translation group (discussion leader: Josh Trubowitz)

Week 2 (January 15): Antoine Pageau St-Hilaire, “The problem of Eros in Xenophon’s Education of Cyrus”

Week 3 (January 22): Translation group (discussion leader: Serena Lai)

Week 4 (January 29): Isabela Ferreira, “Living Being: The Stranger’s Account of Ousia in the Sophist

Week 5 (February 5): Ermioni Prokopaki, “Models of Knowledge in the Theaetetus: The Case of Perception”

Week 6 (February 12): Aparna Ravilochan, “Revising Hylomorphism in Aristotle’s Generation of Animals” (to be rescheduled)

Week 7 (February 19): Translation group (discussion leader: Sarale Ben Asher)

Week 8 (February 26): Prof. Anthony Price (Birkbeck), Aristotelian Continence Reconsidered”

Week 9 (March 4): Translation group (discussion leader: Ermioni Prokopaki)

Week 10 (March 11): Dr. Kendall Sharp (Graham School), “Footprints of Memory: Conversational Address and Literary Dialogue in Plato’s Phaedrus”

Spring 2020

Week 1 (April 1): Prof. Gabriel Richardson Lear (Chicago), “Plato on the Role of Reason in Desiring the Kalon

Week 2 (April 8): Dr. Bryan Reece, “Aristotle on the Logic of Priority in Being”

Week 3 (April 15): Translation group

Week 4 (April 22): Prof. Fransisco Gonzalez (Ottawa), TBA

Week 5 (April 29): Prof. Katja Vogt (Columbia), TBA

Week 6 (May 6): Translation group

Week 7 (May 13): TBA

Week 8 (May 20): Jozef Majernik, “Gods and Philosophers: The Ancient Übermenschen

Week 9 (May 27): Rory Hanlon, “Aristotle’s Unified Soul”

Week 10 (June 3): Amber Ace, TBA


Translation Group

This year we are reading Aristotle’s Rhetoric. You can access the text here. Please email Sarale Ben Asher ( if you would like to receive updates about the translation group.