Classics Lecture: Ryan Platte (Washington University) "Mythic Marriage: The Prehistory of Greek Language and Poetry"

October 27, 2011 at 78 pm[1h]Add to your calendar
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Classics Lecture: Ryan Platte (Washington University) "Mythic Marriage: The Prehistory of Greek Language and Poetry" Confer 127

Professor Ryan Platte (Washington University) will be delivering a talk entitled "Mythic Marriage: the prehistory of Greek language and poetry." This talk will explore the relationship between the ancient Greek language and other ancient languages, such as Latin and Sanskrit, in the context of Homeric poetry. It will begin with an introduction to some of the science behind the study of ancient linguistics and will result in an alternative, cross-cultural interpretation of Odysseus and Penelope's reunion  in Homer's 'Odyssey'.

AudiencePublic
ContactYurie Hong — 507-933-7160
CategoryGeneral
SponsorClassics Department

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Oct 27, 2011 78 pm Add to your calendar