4-7 December, University of Newcastle Research Group on Religious and Intellectual Traditions, Socrates, Alcibiades, and the Divine Lover/Educator, Newcastle, Australia.
On December 4–6 2008 a conference was held entitled Socrates, Alcibiades, and the Divine Lover/Educator was held in Newcastle, Australia. It was sponsored by the University of Newcastle’s Research Group on Religious and Intellectual Traditions and by the School of Humanities and Social Science. It was also held under the auspices of the Australasian Society for Ancient Philosophy. The aim of the conference was to explore a variety of topics—philosophical, literary, historical—which have a bearing on the interpretation of the dialogue Alcibiades I. The question of the authenticity of the dialogue was not the prime focus of the conference, but naturally it was discussed in a number of papers and also in discussions held after them. The conference was attended by about 30 people, including a number of overseas guests. There were fifteen papers presented in the following sequence: Harold Tarrant (University of Newcastle): ‘Improving persons through love alone? Aeschines [...]