Plutarch and Xenophon. An unexplored relationship

International Workshop
An unexplored relationship
Rethymno, Student and Cultural Center, "XENIA" 23-24 /5/2024

This workshop aims to illuminate, through a comparative investigation of Plutarch's and Xenophon's works, individual aspects of their ideology, narrative artistry, and generic experimentation. It will provide insight into Plutarch’s mechanisms of selection and adaptation of his sources, and, accordingly, into the distinctive ways of transmission and reception of classical intellectual culture in the Imperial period; it will make original contributions to the study of narrative technique and genre in antiquity from a diachronic perspective; and it will enhance our understanding of both Plutarch’s and Xenophon’s literary compositions in their own right

Contact: Melina Tamiolaki (