Lysias, his Funeral Oration, and Collective Memories in Classical Athens

The Kosmos Society is excited to welcome Julia Shear (CHS fellow in Hellenic Studies) for an Open House entitled “Lysias, his Funeral Oration, and Collective Memories in Classical Athens.” The event will take place on Friday, March 5 at 11:00 a.m. EST and will be recorded. You can watch the live-streaming on the Center for Hellenic Studies YouTube Channel.

To get ready for the event, you might like to read:

Lysias 2, the Funeral Oration

Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War 2.34, description of the burial of the war-dead.

Julia L. Shear

Julia L. Shear is currently a CHS Fellow in Hellenic Studies at the Center for Hellenic Studies of Harvard University and a Senior Associate Member of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens; previously she held a NEH Fellowship at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and positions at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul and the University of Glasgow. She is the author of Polis and Revolution: Responding to Oligarchy in Classical Athens (Cambridge, 2011), which was short-listed for the Runciman Award in 2012, and Serving Athena: The Festival of the Panathenaia and the Construction of Athenian Identities (Cambridge, 2021). She is currently working on a book on creating collective memory in ancient Athens. She has excavated extensively on various sites in Greece, Cyprus, and Italy.