Expert on Greek Tragedy to Give Talk at Wabash
by Karen Handley
February 15, 2005
Get directions to Wabash College Baxter Hall
The Wabash College Classics Department invite you to hear speaker, David
Kovacs, at 8 p.m. Monday, February 21, in Lovell Lecture Room (room 101)
in Baxter Hall. He will talk on “How Serious was Old Comedy: the Case of
Kovacs is a Professor of Classics at the University of Virginia. He is a
graduate of the College of Wooster, with an M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard
University. Kovacs has become one of the leading American scholars on
Greek tragedy, with numerous books and articles to his credit,
particularly on the playwright Euripides. His textual analysis of
Euripides has helped to establish the soundness of the Greek text on
which any translation and literary analysis of the plays must be based.
One of his outstanding achievements has been the six-volume text and
translation of the plays of Euripides for the Loeb Classical Library, a
reference work used by every Classicist or any reader who wants to see
the Greek text and English translation on facing pages.
He is the author of The Andromache of Euripides: an Interpretation
(1980), The Heroic Muse (1987), Euripidea (1994),
Euripidea Altera (1998), Euripidea Tertia (2003), and of
articles on Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Ovid, and
other classical authors.
His lecture is free and open to the public.