A conference in honor of Michael Gagarin on his retirement
March 31st - April 2nd, 2011Waggener Hall, Room 116 • The University of Texas at Austin


Eva Cantarella is Professor of Greek Law in the University of Milan, where she has been also teaching Roman Law. Her work has focused largely on the history of women and sexuality history, archaic Greek law, and criminal law. Among her books are Pandora's Daughters. The Role and Status of Women in Greek and Roman Antiquity, 1987; Bisexuality in the ancient World, 2002; I supplizi capitali in Grecia e a Roma, 2005; Images of Greek Pederasty. (with A. Lear), 2008; Il ritorno della vendetta, 2007.

Edward Cohen is Professor of Ancient History (adjunct) at the University of Pennsylvania and Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Energy, a leading U.S. producer and processor of natural gas. Among his books are Ancient Athenian Maritime Courts (1973), Athenian Economy and Society: A Banking Perspective (1992), and The Athenian Nation (2000).

Martin Dreher is professor for ancient history at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany. He has published many books and articles on Greek history and Greek legal history, particularly on the Greek sophists, Athenian democracy, the Second Athenian League, Athens and Sparta, ancient Sicily and the Western Greeks, on asylum, amnesty, civil rights and on the curse tablets.

Michael Gagarin is James R. Dougherty, Jr. Professor of Classics Emeritus at the University of Texas. His books on Greek law include Drakon and Early Athenian Homicide Law (1981), Early Greek Law (1986), and Writing Greek Law (2008). He is also Series Editor of The Oratory of Classical Greece (1998- ) and Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome (2010). He and Paula Perlman are currently preparing an edition and commentary on the Laws of Ancient Crete.

Mogens Herman Hansen is Emeritus Reader in Classics in the Saxo-Institute at the University of Copenhagen. From 1993 to 2005 he was Director of the Copenhagen Polis Centre. His publications include The Athenian Democracy in the Age of Demosthenes (1991, 2nd ed. 1999), Polis and City-State. An Ancient Concept and its Modern Equivalent (1998), The Shotgun Method. The Demography of the Ancient Greek City-State Culture (2006), Polis. An Introduction to the Ancient Greek City-State (2006).

Adriaan Lanni is Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. She is the author of Law and Justice in the Courts of Classical Athens (2006), and is currently working on a book entitled Law and Order in Ancient Athens.

Alberto Maffi is Professor of Roman Law at Milano-Bicocca State University. He has written numerous books and articles on Greek and Roman Law. He is founder and editor of Dike, a journal of Greek and Hellenistic legal history.

Lene Rubenstein is Professor of Ancient History at Royal Holloway, University of London. She is the author of the monographs Adoption in IV. Century Athens (Copenhagen 1993) and Litigation and Cooperation (Stuttgart 2000) and of articles on Athenian law and oratory. She is currently finishing a new text and commentary on Isokrates' six forensic speeches (with D. Whitehead) and is also working on a the law and administration of justice in the Greek world outside Athens in the late classical and early Hellenistic period.

Gerhard Thür was Professor of Roman Law and Ancient Legal History in Graz, Austria, and is Chairman of the "Kommission für Antike Rechtsgeschichte" at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna. He works mainly on Greek procedural law and (with Hans Taeuber) published Prozessrechtliche Inschriften Arkadiens in 1994. A second edition (in English) of his first book, Beweisführung vor den Schwurgerichtshöfen Athens. Die Proklesis zur Basanos (1977) is in preparation.

Julie Velissaropoulos-Karakostas is Professor of History of Law (Ancient Greek and Roman Law) in Athens University. She is author of a book on Ancient Greek maritime law (Les naucleres grecs. Recherches sur les institutions maritimes en Grece et dans l'Orient hellenise, Paris-Geneve 1980) and of 3 more books (in Greek). She just finished the first two volumes of her study entitled Droit grec d'Alexandre a Auguste (personnes - biens) and she is preparing the 3rd vol. on Justice, which will appear in 2012.

Robert Wallace, Professor of Classics at Northwestern University, is the author of The Areopagos Council, to 307 B.C. (1989), and numerous articles in the field of Greek law, chiefly on questions pertaining to the regulation of personal conduct. He has also published in the fields of Greek history and the politics of Greek music theory.