Thu, Jun 22|
5-Week SASA Reading Group: She's Just Not That Into You: Unrequited Love in Antiquity (1)
5-Week Text-In-Translation Reading Group Thursdays at 2 pm Eastern Time Led by Jessica Lugo.
Time & Location
Jun 22, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
About the Event
How did single ancients find their hookups without being able to swipe right? Badly, apparently. Antiquity is full of instances where love was rejected, and the pain of a heartbroken poet is sometimes more unreliable than it is sincere. This proposed group features a set of ancient texts in translation which revolve around the concept of unrequited love in the ancient world while also looking through a lens that considers what might make one party undesirable to the other. We'll talk about Sappho's struggles to hold a date, Catullus and his unfortunate pining over Lesbia, and take a visit to Horace's Misogyny Corner.
5-Week Text-In-Translation Reading Group
Thursdays at 2 pm Eastern Time
Start date: June 8th
End date: July 6th
MUST RSVP TO GET THE ZOOM LINK. The same link will be used for all sessions.