Fighting over Greek in Early Modern Europe
FEB 22, 2019 | 5:30 PM TO 7:30 PM
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
February 22, 2019: 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Far from representing established authority, Greek emerged into early modern Europe as a source of crisis and controversy, challenging received assumptions about religious authority, political power, literary genres, relations between the sexes, education, and more. Just as ancient Greek texts encouraged thinkers across Europe to reflect on the origin, nature, and evolution of conflict, the contested status of Greek itself generated new conflicts.Opposed by conservatives and embraced by champions of reform, Greek electrified learning and literary culture across Europe alongside the start of the print revolution.