CYA Lecture Series – Combat Trauma in Vergil’s Aeneid
Combat Trauma in Vergil’s Aeneid
A lecture by Professor Vassiliki Panoussi
Prof. Panoussi will examine Vergil’s Aeneid through the prism of current theories on emotional trauma and its relation to the ancient concept of excellence in battle (aristeia). She argues that the controversial ending of the Aeneid points to the fragility of the hero’s mental state and contemplates the problem of trauma and recovery for warrior, leader, and empire.
Wednesday 11 April – 7:30 p.m. – CYA/DIKEMES Auditorium – A reception will follow