UNH Hosts Classics Scholar
Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations
Oct. 21, 2005
DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire will host one of
the best-known classical scholars in the country Wednesday, Oct.
26, 2005, at 7:30 p.m. when Mary Lefkowitz of Wellesley College
discusses what can be learned about today’s human condition
from Greek mythology.
Her talk in Murkland Hall’s Richards Auditorium is free and
open to the public.
Lefkowitz has written several books on women in the Ancient World,
including the standard textbook in the field, Women's Life in
Greece and Rome, several books on Greek myth, and Not Out
of Africa, a book questioning the theory that Greek civilization
owes a greater debt to Egyptian and other earlier civilizations
than scholars have been willing to admit.
Lefkowitz has been awarded fellowships by the American Council of
Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and
the Onassis Foundation. Her most recent book is an attempt to restore
the gods to their ever-important role in ancient narratives. According
to The New York Times Book Review, the “thought-provoking
Greek Gods, Human Lives is precisely an attempt to write
the gods back into Greek myths” and in The Los Angeles
Times Book Review, “It is among other things, a salutary
tract for our times.”
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