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FB-13132-77

Bruce K. Omundson
Lansing Community College (Lansing, MI 48933-1293)

Man's Role as Thinker in Classical Greek Literature

To read the extant works of Homer, Hesiod, the Greek tragedians, and Aristophanes to ascertain their views on man's abilities and limitations as a thinking being, and how they express the tension in Greek thought between reason/emotion, Apollo/Dionysos, structure/spontaneity restraint/ecstasy. Plato's criticism will then be explored in relation to the poets. From select contemporary literature which criticizes the current disaffection with reason and to assess the legitimacy of the criticisms in light of the Classical Greek humanist tradition.

Project fields:
Classics

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$15,000 (approved)
$15,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1977 – 5/31/1978