In continuation to the Pharos Summit 2022 (Greek – US Collaboration in Higher Education, International Academic Partnership Program Greece) and the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between NKUA and the University of Cincinnati, Associate Professor of Latin Literature at the NKUA’s Department of Philology, Dr Myrto Garani, travelled to Ohio from October 26 to November 3, 2023, to visit the University of Cincinnati Classics Department (https://classics.uc.edu/). This Department is one of the largest and most dynamic centres for the study of Greek and Roman Antiquity (Prehistoric and Classical Archaeology, Ancient History, Ancient Greek and Latin Philology) in the United States. The Department shares a building with the John Miller Burnam Classics Library, which boasts one of the most comprehensive collections of classical material worldwide, including many pre-1800 publications and commentaries.
During the visit, there was a thorough discussion of the potential for collaboration between the NKUA’s Department of Philology and the University of Cincinnati Classics Department. The discussion included matters such as faculty and doctoral student mobility, joint research, co-supervision of doctoral theses, and the prospect of starting a biennial seminar with the participation of doctoral students and faculty members from both Departments (Athens/Cincinnati Colloquium). Dr Garani also participated in an undergraduate class on Latin Epistolography and gave a lecture entitled ‘Seneca’s Etna: Τhe Epicurean Principle of Multiple Explanations, Anti-sublimity and the Stoic Sage (Ep. 79)’.
In January 2024, the NKUA’s Department of Philology will receive the first doctoral student from the University of Cincinnati. Dr Garani’s visit, which took place just a few days before the ‘Pharos Anniversary Meeting’, is part of an effort to promote and deepen academic cooperation between American and Greek Higher Educational Institutions with the ultimate objective of upgrading Higher Education as a whole.
More about the topic: https://classics.uc.edu/departments/classics/news/myrto-garani-lecture-on-senecas-enta