Travelers and Immigrants in Greek Mythology
presented by Professor Lauri Reitzammer
Greek Mythology is filled with travelers, wanderers, immigrants, exiles, and refugees. This lecture discusses some famous travelers and immigrants from Greek mythology with an emphasis on the representation of foreigners and outsiders in classical Athenian tragedy and comedy. Although classical Athenian drama includes xenophobic depictions of “barbarians,” nevertheless, in tragedy and comedy, outsiders could also be portrayed as offering potential benefits to the Athenian polis.
Sponsored by Mary E.V. McClanahan and the Department of Classics.
Parking available just north of the Eaton Humanities building.