"The Gods Made Me Do It!" The Divine Defense of Helen in Homer, Gorgias, and Euripides

Thursday, November 7, 2013
4:00 PM

Richter Library
3rd Floor Conference Room

Ruby Blondell is a Professor of Classics at the University of Washington in Seattle. She has published widely on Greek literature and philosophy, and on the reception of myth in popular culture. Her books include The Play of Character in Plato’s Dialogues (Cambridge 2002); Women on the Edge: Four Plays by Euripides (co-authored) (Routledge 1999); Helping Friends and Harming Enemies. A Study in Sophocles and Greek Ethics (Cambridge 1989); and most recently, Helen of Troy: Beauty, Myth, Devastation (Oxford 2013). She is currently writing a book on the portrayal of Helen in film and television.