Carthage College: Traversing No Man’s Land in the Odyssey

A Reading from Homer

Abraham Lincoln Forum for the Liberal Arts: “Traversing No Man’s Land: A Lecture on the Odyssey


On March 24, 2020, the Abraham Lincoln Forum for the Liberal Arts at Carthage College, a new JMC partner program, will be hosting Jenny Strauss Clay for a lecture on Homer’s Odyssey.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 • 4:15 PM
Niemann Media Theater, Hedberg Library • Carthage College

Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided.

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Jenny Strauss Clay is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Classics Emerita at the University of Virginia. The focus of her scholarly work has been on archaic Greek poetry, more specifically, what she calls the theology of the early Greek poets, that is, their views on the relations between gods and men. She also dabbles in other areas of Greek and Latin poetry and is interested in problems of interpreting literary texts. Professor Strauss Clay is currently pursuing several projects, including “Mapping the Catalogue of Ships” with Benjamin Jasnow and Courtney Evans, involving digital humanities, and a commentary on Hesiod’s Theogony for the Green and Yellow series.

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The Abraham Lincoln Forum for the Liberal Arts at Carthage College, a new JMC partner program, advances the contemplation, understanding, and practice of intellectual freedom. The program supports intellectual freedom in the liberal arts, recruits and mentors promising students, and engages the broader community through the Hannibal Lecture Series, seminars on foundational texts, and undergraduate research programs. The Forum also awards the Lincoln Intellectual Freedom Prize to honor a thinker who exemplifies the ideal of the liberal arts: emancipated thinking. In conjunction with the prize, the Lincoln Forum will hold a conference to consider the questions, rewards, and dangers that attend genuine intellectual freedom.

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