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The Reception of Plato’s Sophist in the Antiquity

Event info

  • today from 19/11/2021 to 21/11/2021
  • place Phygital
  • lock_outlineBy invitation
  • All information regarding the event is provided under the responsibility of the coordinators.
  • Coordination

    Prof. Dr. Klaus Corcilius, Tübingen

    Prof. Francesco Fronterotta, Sapienza Università di Roma    


This conference aims at exploring the reception of Plato's Sophist in the antiquity, from the Early Academy to the late Neoplatonism (4th BC-6th AD). Although the Sophist is arguably one of the most historically influential and philosophically rich Platonic dialogues, its reception, unlike that of other dialogues (e.g. Republic, Parmenides and Timaeus) has not yet been the subject of systematic investigation. By bringing together contributions from various leading specialists in the history of ancient thought, the conference thus aims to fill a significant lacuna in the historiography of philosophy and to open up new perspectives for the study of the Western philosophical tradition.