University of Exeter seminar: ‘Change and Resilience in Classical Athens’

You are warmly invited on Friday the 14th of May to the second session of the online seminar series Change and Resilience in Antiquity. In the first session, we explored how Greek and Roman heroines and heroes experiencing war traumas and kin murder stayed resilient and transformed their lives. Recordings of the sessions will be made available in the coming months on our webpage at this link.

This month we will move to classical Athens to discuss perceptions of change from Greek vocabularies and philosophical concepts. The schedule is as follows:


*Friday 14th May, 2.00-3.00 pm (BST)* via Zoom

*Change & Resilience in Classical Athens* (Chair: Irene Salvo)

  1. Alexandra Bartzoka (Athens): “The Vocabulary of Change: the rise and fall of Athens and Sparta as seen by the historians and orators of the classical period.”
  2. Sven-Philipp Brandt (Erfurt): “Aristotle’s concept of αὐτάρκεια. A contribution to a resilient Athens in late classical times?”


If you would like to attend, please register in advance by following this link.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you are an educator, and you think that your students might benefit from being exposed to an academic paper, please feel free to share the registration link. Inasmuch as possible, we hope to create a large community of learners and interested people on the themes of change and resilience in antiquity and their relevance to the circumstances we are currently living in.

If you have any queries, please contact one of the series organisers: Dr Emma Nicholson ([email protected]) or Dr Irene Salvo ([email protected]).