Democracy and War: The Case Study of Ancient Athens

Friday 31 August 2007
Woolley Lecture Theatre
University of Sydney

The Sydney Democracy Forum and the Department of Classics and Ancient History cordially invite you to this afternoon of talks on democracy and war in ancient Athens and the importance of this case study for understanding contemporary political and security challenges.


Chaired by Professor Eric Csapo (University of Sydney)

2 pm Welcome by Professor Csapo and Professor Graeme Gill (Sydney)
2.10 pm Dr David Pritchard (Sydney) ‘Democracy and War: The Case Study of Ancient Athens’
2.50 pm Professor Sophie Mills (University of North Carolina) ‘Euripides, War and the Portrayal of Athens’
4 pm Afternoon Tea
4.20 pm Professor David Konstan (Brown University) ‘Laughing at War: Aristophanes and Militarism in Classical Athens’
5.30 pm Vote of Thanks by Dr Julia Kindt (Sydney).

This afternoon is a follow-up to the Sydney conference of last year on war, culture and democracy in classical Athens. It is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to the Program Coordinator of the Sydney Democracy Forum by 24 August (r.mueller AT; (02) 9351 6815). For further information contact Dr David Pritchard (david.pritchard AT; (02) 9351 6815) or visit the web page of the forum at: