Abstract: Matthew Sears (New Brunswick) “Remembering Military Disasters in Ancient Greece”

Hello everyone,

Here is the abstract for our first workshop of the fall quarter!

Remembering Military Disasters in Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece has provided no shortage of victory monuments, both material and literary. Less conspicuous are the ways the Greeks remembered military loss, defeat, and disaster. While the literary tradition, from Homer to Euripides, offers many meditations on the suffering of others in defeat, such as the Trojans and the Melians, the Greeks sometimes publicly reflected on and commemorated their own recent sufferings too. This presentation will consider some of the ways the Greeks marked military disasters, and the ways military disasters influenced Greek attitudes towards war.

Lecture Info:

Date: October 13
Time: 4:20pm CT
Location: Zoom (information will be sent to the list)

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