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Leadership values and genre interactions in Antiquity - 27-28/11/2020, London (England)


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Leading figures from the ancient world pervade all genres of classical literature and are often the subject of research in scholarship. The characteristics of an ideal leader have been the subject of research vis a vis the specific historical circumstances, their legacy, the authors’ own biases, and the demands of specific genres. As a result, a leader can be either praised or censored depending on the nature of the genre and the attitude of the writer, whereas it is often the case that leadership values are not attributed to a certain individual but described in more theoretical or conceptual ways. What is interesting – yet not fully examined – about the presentation of leadership values in antiquity are the interactions between different literary genres, authors and texts. With this short description, we would like to invite participants to a conference that aims to explore these interactions from the perspective of good leadership and exploit literary evidence that spans from Homer to the authors of Late Antiquity.


FECHA / DATE/DATA: 27-28/11/2020

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Room G35, Senate House, London (London, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Dr Andreas Gavrielatos; Dr Emma Nicholson

INFO: a.gavrielatos@reading.ac.uk ; E.L.Nicholson@exeter.ac.uk

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