Eric Casey, Ph.D., Not All That is Lost has Been Destroyed: Rethinking the Library of Alexandria
Lecture: March 11, 2014, 7 p.m.
Willman Business Center, Weinstock Lecture Hall
Dr. Casey is an Associate Professor of Classical Studies at Sweet Briar College, where he has taught since 2000. He earned his B.A. at Haverford College and his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. In his teaching and research, Casey focuses on Greek cultural history and Latin literature and poetics. He has twice been the recipient of Sweet Briar College's Teacher of the Year Award; he has also won the American Philological Association's Excellence in Teaching at the College Level Award. Casey has published on strategies of commemoration in ancient Greek funerary inscriptions and the threshold between the living and the dead. He has written on the Great Library at Alexandria and connections between ancient Greek mystery cults and the Freemasons. Currently, he is expanding his research on the Alexandrian Library; this project focuses on the impulse to collect texts and territory in antiquity.