Emily Greenwood, Associate Professor of Classics, Yale University
Friday, September 30, 2011, 4:30pm in the Stern Great Room
"Time for Priam: The Politics and Poetics of Reconciliation"
The talk will begin with the supplication scene between Priam and Achilles at the end of Homer's Iliad. Greenwood will consider studies of this scene before turning to receptions of the scene which relate to debates about the politics of reconciliation, and reconciliation as a model of conflict resolution (in the latter part of the lecture Greenwood focuses on Northern Ireland, South Africa, and pertinent African-American receptions).
Saturday, October 1, 2011, 2:00pm in the Stern Great Room
"Plutarch and the Library of/for Life"
'How to read a life, write a life, and how to live life as you would like be read?' Taking its cue from these questions, this lecture will examine the intersection of the writer's life, the readerly life, and the legible life in Plutarch's Lives.
There will be a response by William Johnson, Professor of Classical Studies, Duke University