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Women in and out of Time: Atalanta and Sappho

Kirk Ormand (Oberlin College)
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 3:30pm
Paccar 295

Kirk Ormand is the Nathan A. Greenberg Professor of Classics at Oberlin College, and one of the world's foremost scholars of sexuality and gender in ancient Greece and Rome. His publications include Exchange and the Maiden: Marriage in Sophoclean Tragedy(University of Texas Press, 1999); Controlling Desires: Sexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome(expanded edition, University of Texas Press, 2018); and The Hesiodic Catalogue of Women and Archaic Greece(Cambridge University Press, 2014). He has, in addition, edited A Companion to Sophocles(Wiley-Blackwell, 2012) and Ancient Sex: New Essays(Ohio State U. Press, 2015, with Ruby Blondell). His numerous awards include the very first John J. Winkler Memorial Prize (1991),AJP's Gildersleeve Prize (1996), and the WCC’s Barbara McManus Award(2012).His talk for us will look at the way Sappho configures her relationship to mortality and time in the "new" Sappho poem on old age within the larger context of archaic Greek poetry.

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