Today, Thursday, March 18, San Diego Mesa College will host the Inaugural Dr. Constance M. Carroll Humanities Institute Lecture Series, featuring
Dr. Carroll. The Series will occur bi-annually, and will feature lectures on various
Humanities topics by noted scholars. The inaugural lecture features Dr. Carroll who
will be lecturing on Aeschylus’ Oresteia and Athenian Politics.
“We wanted to honor Dr. Carroll's vision and commitment to the Humanities, both as
our past president and as our Chancellor, which included featuring her as our Inaugural
series speaker,” stated Dr. Pamela Luster, President of Mesa College.
Dr. Carroll’s lecture will explore the complex role of tragedy as a unique art form
in ancient Greece, especially in the great city-state and later empire of Athens.
In addition to its great poetic and literary impact, tragedy also was associated with
contemporary politics, sometimes mirroring the contexts and tensions of the military,
judicial, and civic issues of the day. Nowhere was the nexus between tragedy and
politics clearer than in the plays of the great tragedian, Aeschylus. His most complete
work, The Oresteia, which is the subject of the lecture, demonstrates this close relationship
in a compelling manner.
Please register for this event by clicking on this link: http://bit.ly/3pWU8I0
Date/Time: Thursday, March 18, 2020. 3:00 p.m.
Location: San Diego Mesa College
Via Zoom, RSVP
Please visit the Dr. Constance M. Carroll Humanities Institute webpage to learn more and get information about upcoming events.
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