Schofield to give Biggs Lecture in Classics

Renowned classics scholar Malcolm Schofield will give the annual Biggs Lecture in the Classics at 4 p.m. March 17 in the Women’s Building Formal Lounge for the Assembly Series.

Schofield is a professor of ancient philosophy at St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge.

He is the author of a number of definitive texts in his areas of expertise: Saving the City: Philosopher-Kings and Other Classical Paradigms, which provides a detailed analysis of the attempts of ancient writers and thinkers, from Homer to Cicero, to construct and recommend political ideals of statesmanship and ruling; and The Stoic Idea of the City, which offers the first systematic analysis of the stoic school.

In addition, Schofield is a co-editor of and contributor to The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Political Thought, the first general and comprehensive treatment of the political thought of ancient Greece and Rome ever to be published in English; and The Cambridge History of Hellenistic Philosophy, which provides a full account of the Greek and Roman worlds from the last days of Aristotle until 100 B.C.

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