Noted classics scholar to present Moses I. Finley Memorial Lecture at Syracuse University
Noted classics scholar to present Moses I. Finley Memorial Lecture at Syracuse UniversityOctober 25, 2002Judy Holmesjlholmes@syr.edu
David Konstan, the John Rowe Workman Professor of Classics and the Humanistic Tradition at Brown University, will present “The Emotions of the Ancient Greeks” at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in Syracuse University’s Link Hall, Room 105. The lecture is presented by the Moses I. Finley Memorial Lectures and is free and open to the public.
A native of New York City, Konstan earned a bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degree from Columbia University. His main research interests include comedy, ideology and philosophy. Among the dozen books he has authored or co-authored are “Roman Comedy” (1986), “Sexual Symmetry: Love in the Ancient Novel and Related Genres” (1994), “Greek Comedy and Ideology” (1995), “Friendship in the Classical World” (1997) and “Pity Transformed” (2001).
Konstan has taught at Wesleyan University and has held visiting positions at a number of universities, including Cambridge, Sao Paolo, Edinburgh, Sydney and the American University in Cairo. He has served as a Senior Fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies and as president of the American Philological Association.
The Finley lecture series is presented by the Classics Department in The College of Arts and Sciences. The lectures are made possible by a contribution from Robert Papworth ’68. Finley ’27 was a SU alumnus who became one of the most influential historians of the 20th century. He enjoyed a long, distinguished career as a professor of ancient history and master of Darwin College at Cambridge University.