Pam Johnston to attend national Pan-Hellenic seminar

Pamela Johnston, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History

Pamela Johnston, Ph.D., associate professor of history, has been selected to participate in the Council for Independent Colleges (CIC)/Center for Hellenic Studies seminar “The Ancient Greek Hero,” July 25–29, 2019, in Washington, D.C. She is one of 20 faculty members nationwide chosen to attend. The seminar will be led by Gregory Nagy, Ph.D., Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and professor of comparative literature at Harvard University and director of the Center for Hellenic Studies, and Kenneth Scott Morrell, Ph.D., associate professor of Greek and Roman studies at Rhodes College. From CIC: “Through close readings and discussions of translated Greek poetry, history, and philosophy, the seminar will explore what it means to be human. The organizing principle will be the study of a model of humanity, the heros (hero), as it can be reconstructed by way of textual evidence attesting to myths and rituals from throughout the ancient Greek-speaking world. Beginning with the Homeric poems, the seminar also will engage with works of Sappho, Herodotus, Hesiod, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Plato, providing participants who teach in a variety of disciplines with approaches to integrate the literature of ancient Greece into a wide range of courses.”