Open House | Herodotus’s Histories

On April 13 at 11:00 a.m. EDT, Kosmos Society welcomed back Dr. Maria G. Xanthou of Leeds University to an Open House discussion on Herodotus’s Histories, Book 1. Our focus was on gold, kraters and treasur(i)es.

These are the Focus passages (PDF) handout

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Maria G. Xanthou

Maria G XanthouMaria G. Xanthou (PhD Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) teaches Greek literature and language at the University of Leeds, UK and is a Research Associate at the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies. Her current project is a commentary on Pindar’s epinician odes to be published by Harvard CHS. She has previously taught Ancient History at the University of Bristol, and Classical Languages, Literature and Ancient History and ICT in teaching classical languages at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki since 2001. She was Adjunct Lecturer at the Open University of Cyprus in 2012–2014 and worked as a research collaborator of the Centre for Greek Language, Thessaloniki. Her research interests include Greek lyric poetry, both monodic and choral (Stesichorus, Pindar and Bacchylides), Aristophanic and Attic comedy (5th c. B.C.E.), Attic rhetoric (Isocrates), history of classical scholarship (German classical scholarship of the 19th c.), textual criticism, literary theory, rhetoric, ancient theory of rhetoric (definition and use of asyndeton), e-learning, ICT use for teaching classical languages and integration of ICT methodologies in the curriculum. As a Fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies, she has been researching the social and cultural construction of fear (φόβος), awe (δέος) and anger (ὀργή) as emotions in the fifth and fourth century BCE political scene in Attica, Greek mainland and the islands, and the formation of good will (εὔνοια) as a response towards these emotions and its significance in the development of Isocrates’s emotional intelligence theory.