Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies
Department of Classical Studies
Modern Languages, room 224
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario Canada
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 32377
The Peripatetic Critolaus of Phaselis (c. 200-c. 118 BCE) travelled from Athens to Rome in 155 BCE with the Academic Skeptic Carneades and the Stoic Diogenes of Babylon. Though no writings of his have survived, he clearly had a wide range of interests, like his forerunners Aristotle, Theophrastus, and other writers of the early Peripatos. Based on a new edition and translation of the source material for Critolaus, which is in preparation by David Hahm, this conference will examine the many aspects of Critolaus and this important phase of the Peripatetic school, how it related to the Academics, Stoics, and Epicureans, and how it set the stage for the reception and development of Peripatetic philosophy in the Roman world.