First Annual Adam and Anne Amory Parry Lecture, March 28, 5pm
The Ghost of Patroklos and the Language of Achilles
The Parrys were a formidable team, both trained in classical literature and philology, both interested in wider issues of literary criticism and the history of ideas. Anne Parry (née Reinberg) was educated at Vassar and Harvard, Adam (the son of the great Homerist Milman Parry) at Berkeley and Harvard. They both ended up teaching at Yale, where he became Head of Classics from 1968-71. Though they died very young, their work had already established them as leaders in Homeric criticism and the study of other ancient texts, particularly Thucydides and Vergil. It is in the spirit of their wide-ranging, elegantly written, and exciting scholarship that we have begun an annual lecture series, designed to bring to Yale speakers whose work embodies the traditions to which the Parrys belonged.
The inaugural lecture will be given on March 28, 2013 at 5 pm by Joseph Russo (Yale 1962), Audrey and John Dusseau Emeritus Professor of Humanities and Classics, Haverford College. His cv., and many of his articles, are linked here.