Plutarch in Byzantium

This workshop explores the influence of the Greek author Plutarch (c. 45 - c. 125 CE) on the literature produced during the Byzantine Empire (4th century - 15th century). Since these intellectual interactions often do not function at the level of direct quotation of Plutarch by a Byzantine author, they can be most effectively discovered and studied by scholars of Plutarch and of Byzantine writing working collaboratively. Those who are intimately familiar with Plutarch’s work can help recognize his influence in Byzantine texts while those who study Byzantine culture can interpret the cultural context and significance of the intellectual engagement with Plutarch. The workshop is a unique opportunity for advancing scholarly understanding of medieval use and interpretation of classical ideas.



Upcoming Borghesi-Mellon Workshops and Events

Madeline H. Caviness

Representations in the Middle Ages of Ethnic, Cultural and Physiological Difference, and Their Social Significance Then and Now
Emerita, Department of English, Tufts University
Oct 26
Hagen Room, Room 150, Department of Art History, Conrad A. Elvehjem Building
800 University Avenue
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Thinking Race: Migration, Representation, Appropriation in the Middle Ages and Beyond

Madeline H. Caviness

From Magdeburg to Charlottesville via Munich
Emerita, Department of English, Tufts University
Oct 26
Conrad Elvehjem Building, L150
800 University Avenue
4:00 PM Thinking Race: Migration, Representation, Appropriation in the Middle Ages and Beyond
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