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11th Annual Platsis Symposium on the Greek Legacy

Sunday, September 23, 2012
12:00 AM
Rackham Amphitheatre, Fourth Floor, 915 E. Washington

The topic will be the Greek Backgrouond of Natural Law with Professor Lloyd Weinreb, Harvard Law School and Professor Brad Inwood, University of Toronto speaking.

Platsis Symposium Student Essay Prize:

First-year students are invited to compete for the Platsis Symposium Essay Prize.  To enter the competition, attend the 2012 Platsis Symposium on the Greek Heritage.  The topic of discussion will be “Greek Origins of Natural Law” — that is, about how the ancient Greek influenced later thinking about universal moral rules, and how these rules are related to the actual laws that governments enforce.  Write a short response paper responding to one or both talks, between 500 and 1000 words, about how the symposium was meaningful for you or changed your thinking (or did not).  

Submit your essay as a pdf to Sandra Andrade; asandra@umich.edu.  Put your contact information in the email but not on the essay; essays will be read anonymously.  Prizes of up to $250 dollars will be awarded for outstanding essays, and there will be up to six awards.  All prize-winning essays will be published on the website of the Department of Classical Studies.

Submissions are due October 5, 2012