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Mortality: Facing Death in Ancient Greece

June 29, 2014  |  



Mortality: Facing Death in Ancient Greece is a four-week Summer Institute funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Beginning from the premise that mortality is the condition that gives life its singular human quality, the goal of the Institute is to develop a multi-disciplinary approach to mortality in ancient Greece as the basis for rigorous and innovative teaching and scholarship in the Humanities. Under the guidance of experts, the Institute will bring together twenty-five college and university teachers and three graduate students to examine relevant material from a broad range of ancient Greek literary sources, visual and archaeological remains, and historical periods, ranging from the 8th to the 3rd centuries BCE. The Institute encourages the study of mortality in ancient Greece as the basis for comparative study across cultures, disciplines, and historical periods.

Institute Faculty:
Karen Bassi, Institute Director
Brooke Holmes, Visiting Scholar
Sarah Iles Johnston, Visiting Scholar
Sheila Murnaghan, Visiting Scholar
Yiannis Petropoulos, Visiting Scholar
Kirk Sanders, Visiting Scholar
Yannis Tzifopoulos, Visiting Scholar
Michael Wedde, Local Guest Scholar

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June 29, 2014