Open House | Translating a French Book on Ancient Greek Diseases, with Leonard Muellner

We were excited to welcome back Leonard Muellner for an Open House entitled “A French Book on Ancient Greek Diseases and Thoughts about Translating it into English.” The event took place on Thursday, December 17 at 11:00 a.m. EST and was recorded.

The translated version of the book under discussion is:
Mirko D. Grmek. 1991. Diseases in the Ancient Greek World. Johns Hopkins. Baltimore.

You can watch the recording on our YouTube channel or in the frame below.

Leonard Muellner

Leonard MuellnerLeonard Muellner is Emeritus Professor of Classical Studies, Brandeis University (Waltham, MA USA) and Senior Fellow, Center for Hellenic Studies (Washington, DC USA). Educated at Harvard University (Ph.D. 1973), his scholarly interests center on Homeric epic, with special interests in historical linguistics, anthropological approaches to the study of myth, and the poetics of oral traditional poetry. His recent work includes “Metonymy, Metaphor, Patroklos, Achilles,” Classica v. 32, n. 2, 2019 (; “Grieving Achilles,” in Homeric Contexts: Neoanalysis and the Interpretation of Oral Poetry, ed. A. Rengakos, F. Montanari, and C. Tsagalis, Trends in Classics, Supplementary Volume 12, Berlin, 2012, pp. 187-210, “Homeric Anger Revisited,” Classics@ Issue 9: Defense Mechanisms,, Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, DC, September, 2011.