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Silvia Montiglio: An Immoral Pleasure? Schadenfreude in the Iliad and Odyssey


September 29, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Location: Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

A white woman with glasses is smiling towards the camera. She has on silver jewelry and is wearing a red and black top.

The Humanities Forum presents Silvia Montiglio, who will present the 2022 Ancient Studies Week Lecture, “An Immoral Pleasure? Schadenfreude in the Iliad and Odyssey.”

In this talk, Montiglio will discuss the importance of schadenfreude, or “pleasure in other people’s misfortunes,” in the Iliad and Odyssey and relate its manifestations to the moral and theological outlooks of the two Homeric epics.

Silvia Montiglio is Gildersleeve Professor in Classics at Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of eight books and numerous articles and chapters on a wide range of authors and aspects of Greek literature and culture from Homer to the Greek novel.

Admission is free.

UMBC is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for all students, staff, and visitors. If you would like to request a disability-based accommodation on site or have questions about this event or its location, please contact us at dreshercenter@umbc.edu.

This event is organized by the Department of Ancient Studies, and co-sponsored by the Dresher Center for the Humanities.



September 29, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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