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Professor Peter Meineck of New York University will deliver the final lecture, “Combat Trauma and the Tragic Stage: Ancient Drama/ Modern Catharsis,” in this semester’s Franke series “Greece and Rome, Continued.”  The event will take place on Wednesday, November 28, at 5 pm in the Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium and is free and open to the public.

The lecture series explores the constant adaptation and reinvention of classical texts spurred by the trauma of modern history. The presentations are organized in conjunction with the Yale College seminar “Contemporary Reception of Greek and Roman Classics” taught by Professor Emily Greenwood.
Mr. Meineck is Clinical Associate Professor of Classics and Ancient Studies and specializes in the performance, reception, and history of ancient drama. He is also the founder of the award-winning Aquila Theatre (www.aquilatheatre.com), which he established in 1991 to present innovative productions of classical drama worldwide. He is an acclaimed translator of Greek tragedy and comedy, and the director of the NEH program Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives.
The Franke Lectures are made possible by the generosity of Richard and Barbara Franke, and are intended to present important topics in the Humanities to a wide and general audience.

For more information contact Susan Stout at 203 432-6556 or email susan.stout@yale.edu