SOLD OUT: The Greek Polis: Imagining the Ideal City


Date
Wednesday 04 October 2017
Time
6:00PM - 7:00PM
Category
  Great Lecture Series

Upward view of buildings

Dr. Peter Struck, Associate Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

For 2017-2018, the Penn Museum’s popular monthly Great Lectures Series, first Wednesday evenings October through June, focuses on the Rise of the City. Peter Struck, Associate Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, kicks off the new series with a Classical focus. Aristotle famously called humans “political animals.” But by that he meant that humans are pack animals, they by nature live in clumps, and their natural clump size, he claimed, is the city, or the Greek polis. This talk examines Greek ideas about the polis, from philosophers, poets, and historians, from the archaic and classical periods. Dr. Struck examines the idea that we are by nature city creatures, and that no other mode of living fits humans so naturally as urban life.

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