Lectures of New York University Professor on Ancient Aesthetics

Professor David Konstan.The Faculty of Philology invites to the open lectures of professor David Konstan from New York University. The lectures are devoted to Ancient Aesthetics.

The lectures will be held at the Faculty of Philology, room 92:

January 21st 13.00 – „What is Beauty? A Study in Paradoxes“
January 22nd 11.00 – „Did the Ancient Greeks Have a Concept of Beauty?“
January 23rd 11.00 – „Beauty, Form, and Desire: On the Origin of Aesthetics“
January 23rd 13.00 – „Beauty and Form“

Prof. David Konstan's research focuses on ancient Greek and Latin literature and classical philosophy. In recent years, he has investigated the emotions and value concepts of classical Greece and Rome, and has written books on friendship, pity, the emotions, and forgiveness. He has also written on ancient physics and atomic theory, and on literary theory, and is currently working on a book on the ancient Greek conception of beauty, and on a verse translation of the two Senecan tragedies about Hercules.Prof. Konstan serves on the Editorial Boards of numerous journals around the world. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


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