25 September 2017 Start
25 September 2017 End
6.00 p.m. Time
Greece The Netherlands Institute in Athens, Makri 11, 117 42 Athens

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Crisis in Antiquity

September 25, 2017

This academic semester, the Netherlands Institute at Athens in collaboration with the Research Centre for Greek Philosophy of the Academy of Athens organizes a series of 3 lecture sessions under the general title “Concepts of Crisis”. The aim of the lecture series is to bring together scholars from Greek and Dutch Universities to examine the concepts of “crisis” (not only financial but also socio-political or conceptual), in order to contribute to the understanding of the way crisis situations reform the way we perceive the world and the way our societies transform.

With this initiative, the Netherlands Institute hopes to contribute to the development of a Dutch-Greek academic network and to integrate the views from various perspectives through an interdisciplinary approach.

The introductory session on Crisis in Antiquity that will take place on Monday the 25th of September will focus on economic crises in antiquity and on the way ancient Greeks perceived and dealt with different crises situations.


Prof. Dr. Teun Tieleman (Utrecht University), Prof. Dr. Panagiotis Iossif (BSA, Radboud University Nijmegen)

Prof. Dr. Teun Tieleman (Professor of Ancient Philosophy and Medicine, Utrecht University): “The Idea of Crisis in Ancient Philosophy: Plato, Aristotle and some successors”

Prof. Dr. Panagiotis Iossif (Deputy Director of the Belgian School of Archaeology at Athens, Professor of Ancient and Medieval Numismatics, Radboud University Nijmegen): “Monetary Crises in Antiquity: Coinage as marker of a crisis”

Moderators – Discussants: Dr. Anna Tatsi (Research Center for Greek Philosophy), Dr. Catherine Brégianni (Greek Modern History Research Centre)

The lectures will be followed by a discussion.