This week, Dr. Nina Coppolino, Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Connecticut, will be staying at the CHS and using the library. Currently, Dr. Coppolino is working on a project that examines the concept of ethos, or the characteristic spirit of society, that is presented in ancient classical sources. By utilizing authors such as Homer, Hesiod, Herodotus, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Thucydides, Euripides and Aristophanes, she argues that the ethos of ancient Greek society is filled with vitality, dynamic in design, and thrives through introspection and reflection of the nature and importance of humanity.
While at the CHS, Dr. Coppolino will use the library to gain access to primary and secondary sources on Greek Civilization. She will also be taking advantage of the scholarly atmosphere provided on the CHS campus. She looks forward to discussing concepts of ethos with our current fellows at the CHS, who are like-minded in intellectual and classical pursuit.
Dr. Coppolino is visiting under a grant, awarded to scholars around the world that could benefit from access to the Center’s library resources and from consulting and working with fellows on a short-term basis. The CHS is currently accepting applications for visits from January 27th to May 29th, 2016. To learn more, visit the CHS website.