Category Archives: Graduate Group Event

“Plato and the Power of Images”


Friday, October 11
Carpenter Library B21

Elizabeth Belfiore, University of Minnesota
“The Image of Achilles in Plato’s Symposium”

Francisco Gonzalez, University of Ottawa
“The Power of a Beautiful Image in Plato and the
Poets: Infatuation or Transcendence?”

Saturday, October 12
Thomas Hall 224

Louis-André Dorion, Université de Montreal
“Image and Comparison: The explanatory power of
the eikôn in the Republic”

Catherine Collobert, University of Ottawa
“Two images of the Soul in the Republic: The
three-headed Beast (Book IX) and the Sea
Creature Glaucus (Book X)”

Gerd Van Riel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
“Perspectivism in Plato’s Views of the Gods”

Elsa Grasso, Université de Nice
“Platonic images: where the truth lies”

Pierre Destrée, Université Catholique de Louvain
“Plato on images that make one laugh”

Zacharoula Petraki, University of Crete
“Viewing the invisible: Plato’s use of pictorial arts”

Christopher Moore, Pennsylvania State University
“The Images of Knowing Oneself”

Richard Hunter, University of Cambridge
“The serpent within: the afterlife of a Platonic

Ninth Biennial Graduate Group Symposium

Keynote speaker:
Kostis Kourelis, Assistant Professor at Franklin and Marshall College
“The Membrology of Home: Tales from the Archaeological Underground.”

This week, and throughout the Symposium weekend, a complementary exhibit of domestic items from the Bryn Mawr Special Collections will be on view in the Kaiser Reading Room, Carpenter Library.

For more information, including times and locations, please visit our new site:

or contact the Symposium Committee at

Graduate Group Gathering – Tuesday, March 26

A celebration of the work of Mark Castro, graduate student in History of Art, on the exhibition that has just opened at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, “Journeys to New Worlds: Spanish and Portuguese Colonial Art from the Roberta and Richard Huber Collection” (see

Mark will give a brief talk at 5 p.m. in Carpenter 21; we shall then repair upstairs to the Quita Woodward Room for refreshments.