Nancy Rabinowitz Lectures in London
March 29, 2011
Nancy S. Rabinowitz, the Margaret Bundy Scott Professor of Comparative Literature, presented a lecture titled "Why We Turn to Greek Tragedy in Times of War" at the conference "Eight Years in Babylon: The Iraq War and the Classics Eight Years On" on March 18 in London.
The conference was organized to mark the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and was sponsored by the British institute for the Study of Iraq, the Centre for the Reception of Greece and Rome, and Royal Holloway University of London. Rabinowitz's talk considered the ways in which Greek tragedy has been used in modern times to critique wars, and most recently the Iraq War.