Category: 
Lecture/Speaker
Sub-Category: 
College of Liberal Arts
Event Description: 

Homer’s Odyssey depicts the many obstacles, challenges, mishaps, and temptations that threaten and delay the return home, or nostos, of Odysseus and his men. Drawing on mythic narrative patterns and the play of language, I argue that in the Phaedo Plato draws on the tradition of nostos narratives, most notably Homer’s, in his depiction of the return home of Socrates’s soul. This reading of Phaedo demonstrates how the journey, forgetting, nostalgia, and the desire for return to origins all motivate the philosophical life.

Open to Public (non-RIT): 
Yes
Interpreter Requested?: 
No
Event Schedule: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Start and End Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Student Innovation Hall
87-1600
Contact Name: 
Silvia Benso
Contact Email: 
Cost ($): 
0