|Scholar to discuss the heroics of Homer
RELEASED: Sept. 25, 2003
DANVILLE, KYCentre College will sponsor a free public lecture on the Greek poet Homer by noted scholar Donald Lateiner. Lateiners talk, "Homeric Heroics: Honor and Insult,"will take place on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in Weisiger Theatre on campus
The lecture has been specially designed for the Humanities program at Centre, a two-term freshmen course sequence that begins with the classical world and focuses on developing the critical skills necessary to understand, appreciate and judge works of literature, art, drama, philosophy and music.
Lateiner teaches humanities, history and classics courses at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, where he holds the John R. Wright Chair of Humanities and Greek. He earned an A.B. degree from the University of Chicago in history, an M.A. degree from Cornell University (also in history) and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in classics.
Lateiner teaches ancient Greek and Latin, archaeology and ancient history, as well as literature in translation and world folklore. Hes published books and articles on Greek history, historiography, oratory, Greek and Latin epic poetry and prose fiction, and Latin lyric poetry. Lateiner has guided student and alumni expeditions to the ancient world in Rome, Greece and Turkey.
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