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Why things happen and what we can do about it (according to the Ancient Greeks)

28 October 2013 (16:00-17:00)

The Faculty of Arts and Education is pleased to invite you to a talk delivered by Professor Judith Mossman, Head of the School of Humanities, University of Nottingham UK.

About the talk

This talk is an introduction to Ancient Greek theories of what forces bring about events, how they combine to shape them, and what reactions were thought to be the best responses to historical circumstances. Herodotus, Thucydides and Plutarch will be the main sources discussed.

Speaker biography

Judith Mossman is Professor of Classics and Head of the School of Humanities at the University of Nottingham, UK. She studied Classics at Corpus Christi College, Oxford as an undergraduate and graduate student before becoming a Junior Research Fellow of Christ Church, Oxford. Before her appointment in Nottingham she was a Fellow and Senior Lecturer at Trinity College, Dublin. Her main research interests are Greek tragedy of the fifth century BC and Greek literature under the Roman empire.