“Prophecy and Sorrow: Women’s Oral Poetry in Ancient Greece,” Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

The Honors Program with the support of the Women and Gender Studies Program is pleased to announce that Lisa Maurizio, Professor of Classics at Bates College, will be speaking on the topic “Prophecy and Sorrow: Women’s Oral Poetry in Ancient Greece,” 206 D’Angelo Center, Tuesday, April 12th, 5:00 p.m.


Lisa Maurizio is Professor of Classics at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine.  She is the author of CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY IN CONTEXT, published by Oxford University Press, 2016.  Her research focuses on Greek religion, especially Delphic divination, religious language, and women’s religious activities. Recently, she co-organized an international conference at Bates College (2014), “Women’s Ritual Competence in the Ancient Mediterranean,” whose proceedings will be published. A second international conference on women’s ritual and the construction of time and social memory in the ancient Mediterranean is planned for April 2016. Her recent publications include “Interpretative Strategies for Delphic Oracles and Kledons: Prophecy Falsification and Individualism” in Divination in the Ancient World: Religion Options and the Individual.Veit Roesenberger(Ed.). Franz Steiner Verlag: 2013; and “Technopaegnia in Heraclitus and the Delphic Oracles: Shared Compositional Techniques” in The Muse at Play: Riddles and Wordplay in Greek and Latin Poetry. Jan Kwapisz, David Petrain, Mikolaj Szymanski (Eds.). De Gruyter: 2012.

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