Thucydides our Contemporary?

June 28th – 29th 2012, University of Bristol

Thucydides has been a highly influential figure in the modern world, in academic debate and western culture.  This international conference will explore the way his work has shaped ideas on understanding the world, and his continuing role as an authority on history, politics and war.

Keynote Speakers: Clifford Orwin (Toronto); Arlene Saxonhouse (Michigan)

Public Lecture: Hunter R. Rawlings III, President of the Association of American Universities: “A Possession for All Time: why Thucydides matters so much”

Key Themes: Translation and Education; History and Historiography; International Relations; Politics and Political Theory

Speakers: Greg Crane, Jon Hesk, Edward Keene, Christine Lee, Aleka Lianeri, Gerry Mara, Jeremy Mynott, Claudia Rammelt, Liz Sawyer, Oliver Schelske, James Sullivan, Thom Workman.

Numbers on the conference are strictly limited: please contact Neville Morley ( as soon as possible to reserve a place.  There will be a conference fee of £25 (£10 for graduate students) to cover lunch and refreshments.  The public lecture is free to attend, but we do ask that you let us know if you are intending to come.

Further information will be available at:

Supported by the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the Bristol Institute for Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition



About Abahachi

In my spare time, Professor of Ancient History at the University of Bristol.
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