The Department of Ancient Studies presents:
An Immoral Pleasure? Schadenfreude in the Iliad and Odyssey
Silvia Montiglio, Gildersleeve Professor, Classics, Johns Hopkins University
In this talk, Silvia Montiglio will discuss the importance of schadenfreude, or “pleasure in other people’s misfortunes," in the Iliad and Odyssey and relate its manifestations to the moral and theological outlooks of the two Homeric epics.
Biography: Silvia Montiglio is Gildersleeve Professor in Classics at Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of eight books and numerous articles and chapters on a wide range of authors and aspects of Greek literature and culture from Homer to the Greek novel.
Co-sponsored by the Dresher Center for the Humanities
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In-person with simultaneous streaming via dreshercenter.umbc.edu.
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