Hellenic Studies Program: ‘Greek Antiquity in the Era of Austerity”

Event time: 
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 5:00pm
Henry R. Luce Hall, Room 202 See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06520
Event description: 

The Hellenic Studies Program presents:

Johanna Hanink:  “Greek Antiquity in the Era of Austerity.”

Johanna Hanink earned her PhD in Classics from the University of Cambridge (Queens’ College) in 2010/2011. She works primarily on theater and performance, literary biography, the cultural life and afterlife of classical Athens, and the historical notion of an ancient “Greek miracle.”
The Classical Debt: Greek Antiquity in an Era of Austerity (Harvard University Press 2017) is her latest book; it explores how Western fantasies of classical antiquity have created a particularly fraught relationship between the European West and the country of Greece, especially in the context of Greece’s recent “tale of two crises.”

Open to: 
General Public