A program of the Wolf Humanities Center's 2017-18 Forum on Afterlives
October 18, 2017
Professor of Classics, King's College London
Why, especially in times of great social upheaval, should we turn to the ancient past? Because if we fail to understand the experiences of earlier societies, we limit our ability to imagine possible futures, debate courses of action, make wise decisions, and defend hard-won freedoms. Join noted classics scholar Edith Hall as she resurrects Aristotle’s notion of “disciplined recollection” and explains how it can be helpful for meeting the challenges of the present day.
Cosponsored by Department of Classical Studies and Penn Museum.
For more information on this event: wolfhumanities.upenn.edu/events/hall, and for a short excerpt: