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Assumption of Risk in Athenian Law

Thursday, September 14 2017 4:00 pm

UWM Curtin Hall 866

Workshop in Ancient Mediterranean Studies

David D. Phillips, PhD, Professor of History at UCLA
“Assumption of Risk in Athenian Law”

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 4:00 pm
UWM Curtin Hall Room 866

Dr. Phillips is a specialist in ancient Athenian law, and his recent publications include a reassessment of the legal definition of hubris in his contribution to The Topography of Violence, edited by Werner Riess and Garrett G. Fagan, and a discussion of the legal ramifications of pollution brought on by homicide in the proceedings from a conference on Greek and Hellenistic legal history in Portugal in 2015. In this seminar, he will be telling us about his recent work on “Assumption of Risk in Athenian Law,”which has just been published.

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Presented by the Workshop in Ancient Mediterranean Studies

WAMS is supported by the departments of Anthropology, Art History, History, and the program in Classics within the department of Foreign Languages and Literature at UWM, and the History Department at Marquette University.