Lecture explores 'Ancient Anger'
NEW PALTZ -- Ancient anger, as detailed in Homer's "Iliad," Sophocles' "Women of Trachis," Euripides' "Medea" and Aristotle's "Rhetoric," will be topic of a lecture at the State University of New York at New Paltz on Tuesday, Oct. 2.
David Konstan, the John Rowe Workman Distinguished Professor of Classics at Brown University, will present the lecture, which will be held in Lecture Center 104 and begin at 5 p.m. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will last about an hour, after which there will be ample time for discussion.
David Konstan has written several books focusing on Greek and Latin literature, was a Fulbright lecturer at Monash University in Australia, and is currently the president of the American Philological Association. Before joining Brown University, he served as a visiting professor at American University in Cairo, UCLA, the University of Sydney, and the University of Natal in South Africa.
The lecture is sponsored by the SUNY New Paltz Foundation, the Office of Academic Affairs, the Philosophy Department, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Campus Auxiliary Services.
For additional information, contact David Blankenship, chair of the Philosophy Department, at 257-2982. Anyone wishing to attend who needs an interpreter for the hearing impaired should contact Blankenship by Sept. 26.
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