DescriptionFor the Greek citizens of the polis, leisure, or what they called scholê (from which the word school and scholar derives) came to be viewed as a necessary condition for freedom,for participation in the commons, and for cultivating bonds of political friendship. The concept of scholê found its grandest expression in Aristotle’s Politics where he argued that happiness occurs in leisure and that politics must have this as its aim. Legislators, he held, must educate with this end-in-view. Is the life of leisure a utopian ideal or is it a concept that continues to beckon us to actualize our deepest humanity within a commonwealth of friends?
Organised jointly by The Hellenic Institute and the Friends of The Hellenic Institute the memorial event was attended by 50 students, colleagues and friends. A fitting tribute to a great teacher and a true scholar, whose spirit and vision still lives, and guides us.
|17 Oct 2020
|Egham, United Kingdom
|Degree of Recognition