[MGSA-L] Prof. Mary Lefkowitz, lecture, April 7

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Fri Apr 3 15:23:35 PDT 2015

The Center for Modern Greek Studies, the Nikos Kazantzakis Chair, in cooperation with the Dep't. of Classics at SF State invites the campus community to a lecture

"Why We Can't Understand Greek Drama"

 by classical scholar Mary Lefkowitz, Emerita Professor of Greek and Latin, Wellesley College.

Of her subject Prof. Lefkowitz writes: "The talk discusses the theological and practical reasons why it's a bad idea to forget about the gods when reading or performing Greek drama."

Speaker Bio:

Prof. Lefkowitz is the author of a number of studies including more recent works The Lives of the Greek Poets (2012),  Women in Greek Myth (2007), Greek Gods, Human Lives (2003), and has co-edited Women's Life in Greece and Rome (Ed. 3, 2005).

She is currently working on two related projects: a translation of Sophocles’ Electra for the new Modern Library Greek Drama, of which she is a co-editor, and also a book about the gods in Euripides’ dramas.

This lecture is sponsored by the University Seminars Programs of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, USA.

Please join us!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
4 pm
HUM 587

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