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“Socrates on Death Row” film and discussion
October 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm EDT
2500 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
Sponsored by: University of Richmond, University of Virginia
“Socrates on Death Row” is an immersive reenactment of the trial, imprisonment, and execution of Socrates in 399 BCE, based on the archaeological remains of the Athenian Agora and the writings of Plato. This remarkable 30-minute film was designed for the Ho Tung Planetarium at Colgate University by Professor Robert Garland and Joseph Eakin and their colleagues and students. Robert Garland is The Roy D. and Margaret B. Wooster Professor of the Classics, and Joseph Eakin is the Technical Director and Designer of the Ho Tung Visualization Lab/Planetarium; both will give short talks and respond to questions after the screening. The event is sponsored by the Richmond Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, the Department of Classical Studies and Cultural Affairs Committee of the University of Richmond, and the Departments of Philosophy and Classics at the University of Virginia. Admission is free, but tickets are required.