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

Waggener Hall, Room 116
Free and open to the public

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Paula Perlman, presiding

9:00 Welcome
Randy Diehl
, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Austin
9:30 Martin Dreher, Universität Magdeburg
"Heiliges Recht" and "Heilige Gesetze": Law, Religion and Magic in Ancient Greece
10:45 Coffee
11:00 Mogens Herman Hansen, University of Copenhagen
Oral Law


Paul Woodruff
, presiding

2:00 Eva Cantarella, Università di Milano
Revenge, Punishment and Related Problems: Past and present
3:15 Coffee
3:30 Adriaan Lanni, Harvard Law School
From anthropology to sociology: New directions in ancient Greek law research
5:00-6:30 Reception

Friday, April 1, 2011

Steve White
, presiding

9:00 Edward Cohen, University of Pennsylvania
Slaves' Commercial Activity: Legal Ramifications for Ancient Athens—and for Modern Scholarship
10:15 Coffee
10:30 Julie Velissaropoulos-Karakostas, University of Athens
Soft Law in Ancient Greece?


Mike DeBrauw, presiding

1:30 Lene Rubenstein, Royal Holloway, University of London
Summary Fines
2:45 Michael Gagarin, University of Texas at Austin, Emeritus
The Athenian Law on Contracts. What Law?
4:00 Coffee
4:15 Robert Wallace, Northwestern University
Administering justice in ancient Athens: framework and core principles

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Jess Miner, presiding

9:00 Alberto Maffi, Università di Milano
The Study of Greek Law in the XXI century: towards a new shape of Greek private law
10:15 Coffee
10:30 Gerhard Thür, Universität Graz, Emeritus
The Future of Classical Oratory
12:00 Final Discussion
12:30-1:30 Lunch