Colloquium on Justice in the Graeco-Roman World

CALL FOR PAPERS:
JUSTICE IN THE ANCIENT GREEK AND ROMAN WORLD
UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO

Proposals for individual papers (30 minutes) are sought on the subject of Justice in the Greco-Roman World for a three-day colloquium at the University of Western Ontario, March 5th —March 7th 2010. Specific topics could include: human or divine justice in Greek or Roman epic; the rules, procedures, and institutions of Greek or Roman law; the influence of social norms and political and cultural traditions on law; the function of law in ancient society; punishment in theory and practice; prevalent  attitudes towards capital and corporal punishment; criminal procedure and criminal liability. We  encourage submissions from the various fields which comprise the study of the ancient world (art, literature, history, religion, inscriptions, philosophy, epigraphy etc.) and solicit papers treating Greek and Roman cultures across a broad range of theoretical perspectives.

Please send a ONE-PAGE abstract electronically to Prof. Kelly Olson at kolson2@uwo.ca, or mail to:

Professor Kelly Olson
    Department of Classical Studies
    Univ. of Western Ontario
    London, Ontario, Canada
    N6A 3K7

Abstract submission date: MAY 25th, 2009