Identity and the Self in the Medieval Greek Tradition




This seminar explores the construction and complexity of identities in the Greek tradition (300-1500). Students will read fascinating narratives, biographies, and autobiographies, and will learn how to analyze them from historical and literary perspectives. Questions for discussion include political, religious, and ethnic identity in late antiquity and Byzantium, the meaning of being "Roman" and "Greek," the plasticity of self-representation, and the interpretation of religion, gender, and class as both social and cultural categories.


Additional Information

Faculty: Alexander Riehle, Dimiter Angelov
Semester: Full Fall Term
Time: Tues, 12:00 - 2:45 p.m. ET
CLS-STDY 122 or HIST 12V