Mary Lefkowitz: Why We Can't Understand Greek Drama

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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Classical scholar Mary Lefkowitz, emerita professor of Greek and Latin at Wellesley College, discusses the theological and practical reasons why it's a bad idea to forget about the gods when reading or performing Greek drama. Free.
Humanities Building, Room 587
Center for Modern Greek Studies, the Nikos Kazantzakis Chair, in cooperation with Classics Department
Center for Modern Greek Studies
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Lefkowitz is the author of a number of studies including The Lives of the Greek Poets (2012), Women in Greek Myth (2007) and Greek Gods, Human Lives (2003). She co-edited Women’s Life in Greece and Rome (third edition, 2005). Lefkowitz is 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.


Classics Department