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‘Body and Corporeality in Ancient Philosophy' - 24-25/03/2017, Cambridge (England)





We invite proposals for papers to be given at an interdisciplinary conference on the theme ‘Body and Corporeality in Ancient Philosophy’, to take place in the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge, on 24-25 March 2017.  Body and corporeality were among the central questions debated in ancient philosophy from the early Greek thinkers to Late Antiquity. 


FECHA/DATE/DATA: 24-25/03/2017


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge (England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Vilius Bartninkas; Chiara Blanco ; Alesia Preite ; Salla Raunio ; Alessio Santoro ; Cristóbal Zarzar


INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE:  Aquí/here/qui     Deadline: 19/03/2017


- 10 £ (includes the cost of two-days lunch, reception and conference material)


- Free  for all members of Cambridge Classics. Hay que enviar un email a /please send an email to/ si prega di inviare una e-mail a




We are delighted to announce that Dr Kelli Rudolph (University of Kent) and Dr Christian Pfeiffer (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) will deliver the keynote addresses.


Thursday 23rd March 


17:00 Reception at the Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology


Friday 24th March, Room G. 21 


09:00-09:30 Registration, Tea and Coffee 

09:30-11:00 Dr Kelli Rudolph (University of Kent): “Perception and the Body in Presocratic Philosophy” 

11:00-11:15 Tea Break 

11:15-12:30 Luca Torrente (University of Turin): “The Body and the Unity of the Homeric Man” 

12:30-13:30 Lunch (provided)

13:30-14:45 Xavier Gheerbrant (University of Lille): “About the Corporeality of Gods and Daimones in Empedocles’ Katharmoi (Fr. 115 DK)” 

14:45-15:00 Tea Break 

15:00-16:15 Laura Rosella Schluderer (University of Florence-Pisa): “Good Mixtures in this World: Cosmic Body and Animal Body in Plato’s Philebus” 

16:15-17:30 Gaia Bagnati (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice): “Aristotle on the οὐσία τῆς συστάσεως of the Cosmic Body. Some Notes on De Caelo II 13, 293a17-293b15” 

19:00 Conference Dinner


Saturday 25th March, Room G. 21 


09:30-11:00 Dr Christian Pfeiffer (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München): “The Theory of Body and the Principles of Aristotle’s Physics” 

11:00-11:15 Tea Break 

11:15-12:30 Noam Cohen (Ben Gurion University of the Negev): “The Ethics of the Circular and the Rectilinear in Plato’s Timaeus” 

12:30-13:30 Lunch (provided) 

13:30-14:45 Tyler Eaves (University of Oklahoma): “Aristotelian Matter.” 

14:45-15:00 Tea Break 

15:00-16:15 Robert Vinkesteijn (University of Utrecht) “To Those Who Wish to Improve their Souls: A Reinterpretation of Galen’s QAM” 

16:15-17:30 Elisa Zocchi (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster): “Imago et Splendor Dei Invisibilis: Sacramentality of the Body in Origen’s Doctrine of the Spiritual Senses.”



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