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Emily Greenwood: “Regarding Priam: Reconciliation and Classical Reception”
May 19, 2011 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
| Cowell Provost House
In light of David Malouf’s 2009 novel Ransom, based on Priam’s supplication of Achilles in Book 24 of Homer’s Iliad, the lecture will consider the figure of Priam as a vehicle for reconciling cultures and histories via the study of classical receptions, paying particular attention to debates about restorative justice.
Emily Greenwood is Associate Professor of Classics at Yale University. Her research interests include ancient Greek historiography, Greek prose literature of the fifth and fourth centuries BCE, twentieth century classical receptions (especially uses of Classics in Africa, Britain, the Caribbean, and Greece), Classics and Postcolonialism, and the theory and practice of translating the ‘classics’ of Greek and Roman literature. She is the author of Afro-Greeks: Dialogues Between Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Classics in the Twentieth Century (Oxford University Press, 2010).
Reception to follow.