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2023 - 2024

Songs of Praise for Mortals: What They Can and Cannot Do

Mary Lefkowitz, Professor Emerita of Classical Studies, Wellesley College

Date: Thursday, November 30
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Babbott Room (Octagon 200), Amherst College

Mary Lefkowitz, retired after forty-six years of teaching at Wellesley College, has remained an active scholar of Ancient Greek literature and culture. Recent publications include The Greek Plays, co-edited with James Romm (Penguin Random House, 2016) and Euripides and the Gods (Oxford University Press, 2015), which was shortlisted for the Phi Beta Kappa Gauss award in 2016. Earlier works released in new editions over the past fifteen years include Women's Life in Greece and Rome, co-edited with Maureen B. Fant (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016), The Lives of the Greek Poets (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012) and Women in Greek Myth (2007). She is a Trustee of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.

This lecture is sponsored by the Georges Lurcy Lecture Series Fund at Amherst College and the Amherst College Department of Classics.