All are welcome to join this two-day workshop on law and deliberation in Athenian philosophy and oratory.
Ancient History at St Andrews is an exciting and diverse subject. It focuses on the ancient Greeks and Romans, but also encompasses their interactions with neighbouring peoples such as the Persians, Carthaginians and Phoenicians. It includes not just the politics of the ancient Mediterranean world, but also social and cultural history, including topics such as ancient urbanism, imperialism, slavery, gender and the family, religion, warfare and economics. It extends from the beginnings of Greek writing and urbanism in the eighth century BCE to the collapse of the western Roman Empire in the fifth century CE, and draws on a wide range of sources of evidence, from the writings of ancient historians such as Herodotus and Thucydides, Sallust and Livy, to inscriptions, letters, literary texts, art and archaeology.