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Ancient Studies Week with Silvia Montiglio

Part of our Fall 2022 Humanities Forum


Library and Gallery, Albin O. Kuhn : Gallery

Date & Time

September 29, 2022, 4:00 pm5:30 pm


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

Photo provided by speaker.

Seating for this event is limited. Please contact Emily Hubbard  (ehubbard@umbc.edu) to RSVP.

In-person with simultaneous streaming via dreshercenter.umbc.edu.

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