Karen Bassi: “Fading into the Future: Visibility and Legibility in Thucydides History”

Karen Bassi: “Fading into the Future: Visibility and Legibility in Thucydides History”

This talk was originally scheduled for March 5th. It has been rescheduled to take place on March 12th.

Karen Bassi’s current  book project, In Search of Lost Things: Classics Between History and Archaeology is a study of visual perception as the source of knowledge about the past in ancient Greek epic, history writing, and drama. The book explores the dominance of vision and visual metaphors in making truth claims, the role of language in distinguishing fiction from fact, and the criteria for establishing the reality of the past.