A Tale of Two Cities? Athens after the Classical Era – School of Humanities A Tale of Two Cities? Athens after the Classical Era – School of Humanities

A Tale of Two Cities? Athens after the Classical Era

The Greek Festival of Sydney and the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens cordially invite you to an illustrated talk by Professor Ian Worthington.

A Tale of Two Cities? Athens after the Classical Era

After 338 BCE, when Philip II came to dominate Greece, Athens was no longer a powerful, independent city-state. Its democracy was further curtailed two centuries late when Rome annexed Greece into its empire.

Yet Athens remained a vibrant city, its people gifted and resilient. Its classica civilization lived on, attracting Roman students, and profoundly influencing Roman civilization. Culturally, as the poet Horace said, “Greece, once conquered, conquered it conquerors”.

So post-Classical Athens was not merely a postscript to its Classical predecessor; it was a different but hugely important city and deserves to be equally studied and valued.

Ian Worthington 
is Professor of Ancient History at Macquarie University and specializes in Greek history and oratory. His recent books include The Last Kings o Macedonia and the Triumph of Rome (OUP 2023) and Athens after Empire: A History from Alexander the Great to the Emperor Hadrian (OUP 2021).

Venue
CCANESA Boardroom, Madsen Building (F09),
Eastern Avenue,
University of Sydney.
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Date

Mar 01 2023
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Time

6:30 pm

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