Past Events and Publications

Seth-Benardete--in office
Photo credit: Joe McGovern

The Archaeology of the Soul: Readings of Ancient Poetry and Philosophy is available in hardcover from St. Augustine’s Press. [Posted December 30, 2012]

Learn to Read Greek, by Drew Keller and Stephanie Russell, is available from Yale University Press — Learn to Read Greek, Part 1 and Learn to Read Greek, Part 2. [April 1, 2012]

A video of the 2002 memorial service for Benardete is available on YouTube. [July 16, 2011]

Michael Davis’s book on The Soul of the Greeks is available from the University of Chicago Press. [March 14, 2011]

Herodotean Inquiries has been issued in paperback by St. Augustine’s Press. [September 29, 2009]

Ronna Burger’s Aristotle’s Dialogue with Socrates: On the Nicomachean Ethics has been issued in paperback by University of Chicago Press. [July 26, 2009]

Michael Davis’s book, Wonderlust: Ruminations on Liberal Education, published by St. Augustine’s Press, is also available in paperback. [July 26, 2009]

Lee Fratantuono dedicated his book on Virgil, Madness Unchained: A Reading of Virgil’s Aeneid (Lexington Books, 2007), to Benardete’s memory. [May 24, 2009]

Matthew McGowan’s Ovid in Exile (Brill, 2009), is dedicated to the memory of Seth Benardete and Josef Delz of the University of Basel. [April 25, 2009]

University of Chicago Press has issued the following titles in paperback: The Tragedy and Comedy of Life: Plato’s Philebus, and The Rhetoric of Morality and Philosophy: Plato’s Gorgias and Phaedrus. [April 24, 2009]

Rowman & Littlefield has published The Bow and the Lyre in paperback. [January 31, 2009]

Some scholarly publications indebted to Seth Benardete or dedicated to his memory [January 31, 2009]

A volume of papers presented in April 2005 at the symposium on “The Thought of Seth Benardete” is in press at Howard University. Its editor is Patrick Goodin. See the symposium program. [July 29, 2008] [Note (July 2016): These papers were eventually published in The Eccentric Core: The Thought of Seth Benardete.]

Benardete’s translations of the Theaetetus, Sophist, and Statesman, originally published in three parts as The Being of the Beautiful, have been reprinted (Fall 2006) by the University of Chicago Press in a single volume of the same name.

Benardete’s doctoral dissertation, Achilles and Hector: The Homeric Hero, is available from St. Augustine’s Press.

Calum Carmichael’s Ideas and the Man: Remembering David Daube has been published by Klostermann Verlag. Daube was a thinker and scholar whom Benardete greatly admired.

Vincent Renzi’s review of Encounters and Reflections was published Nov. 26, 2003 in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review.

The Archive received a $10,000 grant from a foundation that recognizes the importance of Benardete’s work. The gift, which had been offered in early 2003 as a 2-for-1 challenge grant, matched donations from Benardete’s students, friends and colleagues. Many thanks to all who contributed.

The Archive has compiled a list of Benardete’s courses at N.Y.U. If you can supply any information missing from this list, particularly the titles of works covered in a specific course, please write to us at contact [at]

Seth Benardete’s Second Sailing: On the Spirit of Ideas” (.pdf), an essay by Michael Davis, appears in The Political Science Reviewer, Vol. 32 (2003), 8-35. The Political Science Reviewer is a publication of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

Benardete’s last book, Encounters and Reflections: Conversations with Seth Benardete, with Robert Berman, Ronna Burger, and Michael Davis, and edited by Ronna Burger, was issued in February 2003 by University of Chicago Press.

Read Mark Blitz’s review of Encounters and Reflections, reprinted from the April 7, 2003 issue of The Weekly Standard.

The Spring 2003 issue of Epoché is entitled “Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy: In Memory of Seth Benardete.” It includes an essay by Seth Benardete on the Philoctetes. See the table of contents. Single copies of the journal can be purchased for $20. Orders may be placed via e-mail to walter.brogan [at] or by sending a check to Walter Brogan, Philosophy Department, Villanova University, Villanova, PA 19085.

memorial essay by Richard Velkley appears in the Winter, 2002 issue of The Claremont Review of Books.

symposium on “The Philosophy of Seth Benardete” was held on December 5 and 6, 2002 at The New School University, under the auspices of the Philosophy Department.

Seth Benardete’s translation, with Michael Davis, of Aristotle – “On Poetics” was published in May 2002 by St. Augustine’s Press.

Article on A.E. Housman — probably the last work Benardete submitted for publication, with a note by Stelios Vasilakis and foreward by Michael Davis.

Book review in the February 16, 2002 New York Times of Benardete’s The Argument of the Action.

memorial service for Seth Benardete was held on February 1, 2002 at New York University. A video of the service is available on YouTube.

Note: All book titles are linked to for the purpose of hypertext stability.