Ticket price: $10
Location: Room E302, Forgan Smith Building, St Lucia campus

Join UQ’s Friends of Antiquity for the Milns visiting scholar lecture, presented by Professor Canevaro, University of Edinburgh, titled ‘Greek subjective rights? Justice, legal discourse, and legal institutions’.

Professor Canevaro will explore how the ancient Greek notion of subjective rights was conceptualised through the language of time (worth, dignity, status) and timai (honors, prerogatives, rights).

Timai, he will argue, were understood as claims individuals could make based on their time. Greek law often prioritized the protection of individual rights, though it could also, in certain contexts, foreground duties. The talk will be followed by afternoon tea.

Meet the presenter:

Professor Mirko Canevaro (MAE, FRSE) is Professor of Greek History at the University of Edinburgh. He has published extensively on the history of the Greek polis, particularly on Demosthenes and Athens (The Documents in the Attic Orators, 2013, Demostene, Contro Leptine, 2016) and Aristotle's Politics (Book IV, and Books VII-VIII, 2014, 2022), on dynamics of honour and recognition. He is currently writing a book on Athenian subjective rights.


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