This is a Lorenz Eitner Lecture for Classical Studies.
Prof. Suzanne Marchand presents ‘The Great War and the Ancient World’. The First World War has been rightly called ‘the first modern war’—but Europeans came into it deeply and richly versed in the literature, history, imagery, and languages of the ancient world. This lecture treats the impact of the war on European classical ideals, imagery, and education, extending its inquiries into the interwar period.
Suzanne Marchand is LSU System Boyd Professor of History at LSU, where she teaches European intellectual history. She holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and from the University of Chicago, and is the author of two major books,
Down from Olympus: Archaeology and Philhellenism in Germany, 1750-1970 (Princeton University Press, 1996) and German Orientalism in the Age of Empire: Religion, Race, and Scholarship (Cambridge University Press, 2009).
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