Phi Beta Kappa Fellows LectureMarch 1, 2009 at 78 p.m.

Time: March 1, 2009 at 78 p.m.

"Stories of War from Homer to Jesse Odom and Beyond" is the title of the Phi Beta Kappa Fellows Lecture by Dr. Tom Palaiman, Raymond F. Dickson Centennial Professor of Classics from the University of Texas at Austin. Here is a description of Dr. Palaima's presentation:

War stories are as old as war. Soldiers and civilians have always had to tell stories about war. Here we shall examine the many reasons these stories are told and why they are important for the well-being of individuals and whole societies. We shall also consider the related question of how the experience of war is socialized among soldiers and among civilian populations. The ultimate questions are: Why is it important that citizens know about war and how much are the prevailing powers at different times and in different societies willing to have their citizens know?

Following Dr. Palaiman's lecture, there will be a reception in the Phi Beta Kappa room in Vickner Hall.