Paradoxes in Roman poetry will be explored during April 1 Finley Lecture at Syracuse University
Paradoxes in Roman poetry will be explored during April 1 Finley Lecture at Syracuse UniversityMarch 29, 2004Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
The paradoxes of the authorial voice in the Roman poets Catullus and Propertius will be the topic of Syracuse University’s Spring Finley Lecture on Thursday, April 1. The lecture, sponsored by the Program in Classics in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Kittredge Auditorium, located in Huntington Beard Crouse Hall, and is free and open to the public.
Kathleen McCarthy, associate professor of classics and comparative literature at University of California, Berkeley, will speak on the topic “How to Tell on Yourself: Paradoxes of the Authorial Voice in Catullus and Propertius.”
McCarthy’s recent book, “Slaves, Masters and the Art of Authority in Plautine Comedy” (Princeton University Press; 2000), won the Goodwin Award of Merit from the American Philological Association, the organization’s most prestigious award.
McCarthy, a member of the editorial board for the journal Classical Antiquity, has also served as an editorial referee for Classical Antiquity, Classical Philology, Helios and the University of California Press. A graduate of Stanford University (B.A. in Classics), the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (M.A.T. in Latin and Classical Humanities), and Princeton University (M.A. and Ph.D. in Classics), McCarthy has held teaching positions at Loyola University of Chicago and Northwestern University, and has been at the University of California, Berkeley since 1995.
The Finley Lecture Series, honors the memory of Moses I. Finley ’27. Finley, one of the most influential historians of this century, enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a professor of ancient history and master of Darwin College at Cambridge University.