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Vilius Bartninkas

Vilius Bartninkas

Department: Faculty of Classics

Supervisor: Professor Gábor Betegh

College: Pembroke

AHRC Subject Area: Classics

Title of Thesis: [provisional] ‘Civic Religion in Plato and His Heirs’


I am currently in the first year of my PhD in Classics at Pembroke College, Cambridge, where I am exploring Plato’s conception of civic religion in his last dialogue the ‘Laws’ and its reception in post-Platonic philosophy.

My MPhil dissertation (Cambridge) examined the political and theological dimensions of the Pseudo-Platonic 'Epinomis', while my Bachelor thesis (Vilnius University) was focused on political expertise and human conflicts in Plato's ‘Statesman’.

Other academic interests

  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Political Philosophy
  • Political Theology
  • Mythology
  • History of Religions
  • Ancient Warfare