Department of Classics

Cynthia Patterson, Emory University: "Education in Plato's Laws"

Fri, April 6, 2012 | Classics Conference Room, Waggener Hall 116

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cynthia Patterson is Professor of History at Emory University. She is particularly interested in social and intellectual history including the Greek historians, Plato and the Hippocratic corpus.

She is the author of Pericles’ Citizenship Law of 451/0 B.C (1981) and The Family in Greek History (1998) and editor of and contributor to Antigone’s Answer: Essays on Death and Burial, Family and State in Classical Athens (2006).  She has written many articles on marriage and family law and structure, burial practice and law, Herodotus, and other aspects of Greek history.  She is currently working on a number of projects including Plato and the the Reformation of Greek Culture (with Richard Patterson) and Plato and the Uses of the Past.  She is also collating and editing a collection of some 600 letters written by her father, Howard Burchell, to his wife between April 1944 and November 1945 under the title ‘From High Wycombe to Dachau: the wartime letters and experience of Howard B. Burchell, MD, PhD, and Flight Surgeon USAAF’.

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