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Why We Can't Understand Greek Drama

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Mary Lefkowitz, who was the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Wellesley College from 1979 until her retirement in 2005, is one of the best-known classical scholars in this country. In her recent work, Lefkowitz has sought to restore the gods to their original and frequently misunderstood role in ancient narratives. According to The New York Times Book Review, the “thought-provoking Greek Gods, Human Lives (2003) is precisely an attempt to write the gods back into Greek myths.”

Format: Lecture
Length: 47 minutes

Presenter(s): Mary Lefkowitz

Date: December 7, 2011

Location: Devlin 101

Sponsor(s): Lowell Humanities Lecture Series

URL: http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/lefkowitz/

The information on this page is accurate as of December 2011