About the event

The study of Graeco-Roman civilization offers a window into the development of a self-reflective literary culture, one which posed questions about what literature is, how it affects human life, and how it can be interpreted. This conference aims to investigate how literature was perceived and conceived by ancient authors, audiences/readers and society, how ancient literary culture is constructed in modern perspectives, the aesthetic categories that have informed and underlie those conceptions, and how and why Greeks and Romans discussed, through their words, the nature of language and literature.

For registration, a full program and more info, please visit the conference website at: http://opencuny.org/cunyclassicsconference/

Cosponsored by The Ph.D./M.A. Program in Classics, The Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies Group, The Certificate Program in Critical Theory, The Classical Association of the Atlantic States (CAAS)