Published: Feb. 18, 2021

McClanahan Lecture Series

Nobody's Monster:
The Cyclops in Greek and Roman Literature
Dr. Reina Callier, University of Colorado Boulder

Thursday, February 18th, 2021  |  7:00 p.m.  |  Virtual Webinar

Bocklin's painting of the cyclops, polyphemus battling Odysseus

The cyclops, Polyphemus, hurls a boulder towards Odysseus and his crew.

The Cyclops (best known for his encounter with Odysseus in Homer’s Odyssey) was a figure who captured the imaginations of authors and audiences in the classical world.  In this talk, Reina E. Callier will explore the Cyclops’ appearances in texts ranging from archaic Greece to the early Roman Empire, revealing the ways in which this monstrous character was adapted and interpreted by different authors.

This lecture is free and will be hosted on Zoom.

This lecture is sponsored by Mary E.V. McClanahan.  CU Classics is grateful for her generous support.

View the PDF poster here