Remembering and Forgetting the Past: Athens in 403 BC
A Classics for All Lawyers Group event with Professor Michael Scott
Tuesday 8 June | 18:00 BST
In 403 BC, Athens re-established itself as a democracy, after a brief coup by the 30 Tyrants. The problem that now faced them was this: how to recognise this period in their history as a warning for the future without making too obvious the fact that Athens’ fabled democracy had failed and almost died. How to remember and forget the past, as well as the deeds of the individual citizens – some who had supported oligarchy and some democracy – who now once again had to live cheek by jowl with one another. Their answer was a mix of civic decree, legal reform and sophistic rhetoric, with far reaching consequences for the nature of their democracy over the following century.
This event is the latest in our series of 2021 Lawyers Group events, hosted by Sir Rupert Jackson, Chair of our Lawyers Group Steering Committee. One fortuitous result of moving our Lawyers Group events online is that we are also able to offer a number of tickets to the public.
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