The VII Symposium Platonicum

The VII Symposium Platonicum, on the Gorgias and the Meno, was held, as scheduled, in Würzburg, from 26 to 31 of July 2004, under the auspices of Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz and Universität Würzburg. More than two hundred scholars participated from all continents and many listeners from the various Universities of Germany. The opening C. J. de Vogel lecture was given by Terry Penner, in the Fürstensaal of the Residence. The second lecture, on the next day, was given by Harold Tarrant, in memory of Matthias Baltes and in the presence of Mrs. Baltes as guest of the Symposium. Selection of the papers to be read at the Symposium posed a problem to the Executive Committee, faced with a wealth of good proposals. The papers presented gave rise to lively discussions within and without the lecture halls. The society was honoured by the [...]