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Democracy Then and Now: From Ancient Greece to This Week

A Conversation with Stanford Humanities Center Director Caroline Winterer and Josiah Ober (Political Science and Classics, Stanford), moderated by Tyler Stovall (History, Dean of Humanities at UCSC) 

Join us for a scintillating evening of discussion and performance exploring the principles of democracy, oligarchy, and dictatorship; the Roman Republic experiment and its failure of Empire; the implications of Ancient Greece and Rome for American intellectual life and its representative democracy; the contemporary relevance of ancient Greek political thought and practice; inequality in democratic societies; and more! 

Stanford Repertory Theater presents Democratically Speaking—a staged reading that explores “democracy” from ancient Greece forward. This performance, directed by Rush Rehm (Theater and Classics, Stanford), features Gianna Clark and Thomas Freeland in a timely exploration of “people power” (the root meaning of demos + kratos) and the challenges we face today.



Saturday, February 2, 2019. 07:30PM


Marines’ Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco


Humanities West and the Stanford Humanities Center




$55-80 | Buy Tickets