THE STOIC SOCIETY OF ATHENS
The Stoic Society of Athens, originally named the "Greek Philosophy Dinner Club" was founded in the 1980's, bu the Agio sisters (Matina & Alkistis) who began hosting informal, non-academic philosophical salons, during their university student years in London and Paris. These private events with a small group of cosmopolitan friends, were meant to 'explore philosophy in its profound, practical applications to life's challenges'. During these events, there were references to works on Greek philosophers namely, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and the Stoics, as well as works by other intellectuals like Kazantzakis, Cavafis, Gurjieff, Frankl, Sartre etc.
Between 2009-2021 the society is established in the 1930's historical Agiorgiti-Residence, where it hosted regular talks, small symposiums, workshops, house concerts and other events-often accompanied with music, selected wines or gourmet ancient Greek cuisine.
If you enjoy intellectually challenging yourself, discussing issues which concern you or have sincere inquiry about what makes a fulfilling life, come join our ongoing community activities. Contact us HERE.
We cannot choose our external circumstance, but we can always choose how we respond to them.
Dr. Alkistis Agio, management trainer & expert on self-leadership and philosopher, has authored many books- most recently The Stoic CEO. She is TedX key-note speaker and internationally known 'Ambassador' of Greek philosophy, making philosophy accessible, through her simple and straightforward approach.
STOICON-X ATHENS 2019