Comparatism has become a key issue in Classical Studies, both within the ancient Mediterranean and more broadly. This one-semester seminar, organized by Lisa Raphals (University of California, Riverside and the Center for Hellenic Studies), investigates current research and methodologies. Topics include perspectives from anthropology, epic, gender, the study of language and metaphor, philosophical debates, and practices of cult and sacrifice.
The series will take place via Zoom and will be recorded. Registration is required; see below for details.
Wednesday, March 10 at 2pm ET Michael Herzfeld (Harvard and Leiden Universities)
Monday, March 22 at 2pm ET Michael Puett (Harvard University)
Wednesday, April 7 at 2pm ET Rohan Sikri (University of Georgia)
Wednesday, April 21 at 2pm ET Johannes Haubold (Princeton University)
Wednesday, May 5 at 1pm ET Cléo Carastro (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales)
Wednesday, May 19 at 3pm ET Yiqun Zhou (Stanford University)
Wednesday, June 2 at 2pm ET Lisa Raphals (University of California, Riverside and the Center for Hellenic Studies)