International Workshop

May 20, 2024 | Academic, Announcements, News

Plutarch and Xenophon: An Underexplored Relationship

This workshop aims to illuminate, through a comparative investigation of Plutarch’s and Xenophon’s works, individual aspects of their ideology, narrative artistry, and generic experimentation. It will provide insight into Plutarch’s mechanisms of selection and adaptation of his sources, and, accordingly, into the distinctive ways of transmission and reception of classical intellectual culture in the Imperial period; it will make original contributions to the study of narrative technique and genre in antiquity from a diachronic perspective; and it will enhance our understanding of both Plutarch’s and Xenophon’s literary compositions in their own right.

When: 23-24 / 5 / 2024
Where: Student and Cultural Center, “Xenia” Sofokli Venizelou 10, Rethymno

Organising committee
Jeff Beneker (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Chrysanthos S. Chrysanthou (University of Cyprus)
Melina Tamiolaki (University of Crete)

Funded by the Special Account for Research Funds (SARF) of the University of Crete (Research Projects, Type C Scientific Responsible: Melina Tamiolaki)
In collaboration with LACRIMALit, IMS/FORTH
Contact: Melina Tamiolaki (

For more details, please see the attached documents.


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