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Erich Gruen | Antisemitism in the Pagan World

May 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Royce Hall 306,

Co-sponsored with the Center for Religion and the Department of History. This event will be hybrid. To receive an email with the Zoom link to attend remotely, please RSVP at https://religion.ucla.edu/event/antisemitism-in-the-pagan-world/  

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James Uden | The Politics of Pathos in Virgil’s Aeneid

May 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dodd 248,

Virgil’s particular attention to human suffering has long been identified as a defining aspect of his poetry, but critics have had widely different views on the politics of Virgilian pathos. Is empathy for the defeated in the Aeneid a way of undermining the triumphalist claims of Augustus (e.g. Putnam 1965)? Or does the poem’s famous melancholy in fact encourage its readers to accept the losses they endure, thereby neutralizing anger and resistance (Habinek 1998)? Drawing inspiration from Judith Butler’s essay…

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