Women and the Birth of Democracy in Classical Athens

24-25 марта 2016 г. в Алабамском университете состоится конференция «Женщины и рождение демократии в классических Афинах».

Заявки на участие (тезисы до 500 слов) принимаются до 15 мая 2015 г. по адресу tsummers@ua.edu (Dr. Tatiana Tsakiropoulou-Summers).

Оригинальный текст:

CALL FOR PAPERS: Women and the Birth of Democracy in Classical Athens
International Conference at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
Tatiana Tsakiropoulou-Summers (UA), Organizer

March 24-25, 2016

The conference will explore the ideology of “female inferiority” as prompted by ancient democratic
laws, especially citizenship laws, and as cultivated in Classical literature and beyond. In much the
same way that Lycurgus’ legislation changed dramatically the character of Spartan society, Solon’s
laws transformed both the political system in Athens and the social position of women. The Homeric
epics offer a good baseline for the status and social function of women in pre- or non-democratic
systems, in which women’s value was relatively high. After the institution of democracy, however,
when citizenship and voting rights were granted only to qualified males, women’s value decreased
significantly. Proposals are invited for papers and presentations that will highlight the causes of this
phenomenon and examine its effect on the development of an ideology of “female inferiority” in
ancient writings, especially those of Hippocrates, Plato, and Aristotle.

Proposals falling under the general conference theme but not specifically listed here will also be
considered. Papers may compete for inclusion in an edited essays volume (not conference
proceedings) on this topic. Limited funding is available. Please send proposals of 500 words by email
attachment to Dr. Tatiana Tsakiropoulou-Summers at tsummers@ua.edu by May 15, 2015.

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