INVITATION to the Public Lectures: Death for the Fatherland in Democratic Athens

2-5 pm 10 July 2018

Lecture Theatre

The MISHA Building

The University of Strasbourg

Strasbourg, France


In the ancient democracy of classical Athens a funeral speech was delivered once a year in honour of those who had died in battle for the fatherland. For the Athenians it was a vitally important speech because it reminded them who they were as a democratic people and why they had sacrificed their sons in war.


In two public lectures, two of the world’s leading ancient historians put this speech back into its rich historical context. These public lectures are part of the conference on the Athenian Funeral Oration: 40 Years after Nicole Loraux, which is taking place at the University of Strasbourg from 9 to 11 July 2018.


These public lectures are open to all. For more information, please contact Dr David M. Pritchard at

or follow this link.

Download the flyer: Conference_Booklet_with_Program_and_Abstracts

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