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The 13th Annual Toronto Workshop in Ancient Philosophy (ATWAP)

Friday March 18, 2022 - Saturday March 19, 2022

The theme for the 2022 ATWAP conference is “The Reception of Plato: Then and Now.”

This year’s conference will offer occasion to celebrate the work of Professor Harold Tarrant, on his 75th birthday and retirement from the University of Newcastle, Australia.


Friday, March 18, 2022

9.00-10.15 AM          

Danielle Layne (Gonzaga State), “Participation: A Category Mistake? Relational Being in Parmenides and Sophist

Respondent: Samuel Meister (Toronto)

Chair: Lloyd Gerson (Toronto)

10.15-10.45 AM        

Coffee Break

10.45-12.00 PM         

Federico Petrucci (Turin), “Swimming Intellects: On the Philosophical Economy of Timaeus’ Eschatology”

Respondent: Douglas Campbell (Toronto)

Chair: Debra Nails (Michigan State)

12.00-1.00 PM           


1.00-2.15 PM             

Jan Opsomer (Leuven), “Xenocrates, Speusippus, and Crantor on the Soul”

Respondent: Stephen Menn (McGill)

Chair: Rachel Barney (Toronto)

2.15-3.30 PM             

Sara Ahbel-Rappe (Michigan), “Narrative Elements in Middle Platonic    Thought”

Respondent: Ryan Fowler (Franklin and Marshall)

Chair: James Allen (Toronto)

3.30-3.45 PM             

Coffee Break

3.45-5.00 PM             

David Runia (Melbourne), “The Reception of Plato in the Aetian Placita

Respondent: George Boys-Stones (Toronto)

Chair: Christian Pfeiffer (Toronto)


Saturday, March 19, 2022

9.00-10.15 AM          

Mauro Bonazzi (Utrecht), “Antiochus and the Sirens: On the Problematic Relation between Contemplation and Ethics in the Platonist Tradition”

Respondent: André L’Anoue, (Toronto)

Chair: Martin Pickavé (Toronto)

10.15-10.45 AM

Coffee Break

10.45-12.00 PM         

Albert Joosse (Groningen), “Julian Cynicism and the Platonic Curriculum”

Respondent: François Renaud (Moncton)

Chair: Jessica Gelber (Toronto)

12.00-1.00 PM           


1.00-2.00 PM             

Video Tabula Gratulorum

2.00-3.15 PM             

John Finamore (Iowa), “The Divided Line and the Cave in Proclus’ Republic Commentary”

Respondent: Gregory MacIsaac (Carleton)

Chair: Georgia Mouroutsou (Western)

3.15-4.30 PM             

Michael Griffin (British Columbia), “Inspiring Virtue in Athenian and Alexandrian Neoplatonism”

Respondent: Sarah Wear (Steubenville)

Chair: Lloyd Gerson (Toronto)

4.30-5.15 P.M.           

Harold Tarrant (Newcastle, NSW), Valedictory

6.00 PM                     

Dinner (Duke of York)



Friday March 18, 2022
Saturday March 19, 2022
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Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100 (Main Floor Lecture Hall)
170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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