THUCYDIDES’ HISTORY: On Politics & Plagues

Date & Time:
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
De La Salle Hall: Hagerty Lounge, 1928 St. Marys Road, Moraga, CA 94575
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Right after “Pericles’ Funeral Oration” in Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War comes the vivid description of the “Plague of Athens.” Readers today wonder how the plague affected Athenian society, and especially those Athenian civic virtues so eloquently described by Pericles. This presentation will focus on Thucydides’ concerns about the plague’s political impacts, and tease out connections to the current pandemic.

Related Seminar texts: Thucydides, “The Plague of Athens” & “Pericles’ Funeral Oration” (Sem 002 & Sem 102)

With Brother Charles Hilken

Wednesday, October 6
4-5:15 PM
Hagerty Lounge

Most Informal Curriculum programs have an interactive component; we recommend using both audio and video functions to fully engage with the experience.  We also encourage students to sign in using their real names; complete the assigned reading beforehand, and have access to the text/s during the event.