SECOND MEETING OF THE
NORTH AMERICAN SECTIONS
INTERNATIONAL PLUTARCH SOCIETY
"Plutarch's Unexpected Silences"
15-18 May, 2019
HIGHLY CUSTOMIZABLE THEME
SECOND MEETING OF THE
NORTH AMERICAN SECTIONS
INTERNATIONAL PLUTARCH SOCIETY
"Plutarch's Unexpected Silences"
15-18 May, 2019
HIGHLY CUSTOMIZABLE THEME
SECOND MEETING OF THE
NORTH AMERICAN SECTIONS
INTERNATIONAL PLUTARCH SOCIETY
"Plutarch's Unexpected Silences"
15-18 May, 2019
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5/15/2019  |   10:00 AM - 10:45 AM   |  Hampton Inn Conference Room

Silencing Sparta

Plutarch's portrait of Sparta, primarily but not solely in his Lycurgus, has been enormously influential and continues to capture our attention more than any other ancient description of Sparta. He has, however, in many ways silenced classical Sparta and substituted a hybrid utopian version of his own. This paper will explore the ways in which he has silenced earlier sources, whether he did so consciously or unconsciously and what the repercussions have been for our understanding of classical Sparta.

Noreen Humble (Primary Presenter), nmhumble@ucalgary.ca;
Noreen Humble is an Associate Professor in the Department of Classics and Religion at the University of Calgary. She is a Hellenist who works primarily on Xenophon and Plutarch both in their ancient contexts and in the early modern period.

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