Bard College Berlin Presents
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

James Redfield: "On Plato's Seventh Letter"

Bard College Berlin Lecture Hall, Platanenstr. 98a, Berlin - Pankow
On October 16, 2018 the first-year core course "Plato’s Republic and Its Interlocutors" will welcome James Redfield from the University of Chicago for a guest lecture entitled "On Plato's Seventh Letter."

James Redfield wrote his PhD thesis on Plato. After more than a half century of reading and teaching this author, he has in his own mind come to a way of thinking about him. Plato's Seventh Letter has turned out to be what the preachers call a 'proof text' for these surmises.

James Redfield is the Edward Olson Distinguished Service Professor of Classical Languages and Literatures, of Social Thought, Committee on the Ancient Mediterranean World, and in the College at the University of Chicago. He has written Nature and Culture in the Iliad: The Tragedy of Hector; The Locrian Maidens: Love and Death in Greek Italy and articles on Homer, Herodotus, Plato, and Greek society. His teaching is focused on Greek language, literature, and social history as they can be understood in the light of theory drawn from modern linguistics and anthropology.

Date & time: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, from 2:00pm
Venue: Bard College Berlin Lecture Hall
Platanenstr. 98a, Berlin - Pankow (map)
Admission free

Contact information:   communications@berlin.bard.edu

Location: Bard College Berlin Lecture Hall, Platanenstr. 98a, Berlin - Pankow

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