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How should we cope with life’s vicissitudes? Do forces outside of our control impinge upon our ability to live meaningful and good lives? Are love and reason fundamentally at odds with each other? Join the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Classics as we think about these questions with a staged reading of Seneca’s Medea, followed by a community-wide discussion about the play’s philosophical and literary resonances. Ancient tragedy invites us to learn about ourselves and the world through suffering, and enables us to appreciate the fragility of human goodness.

This event will be held in Person Hall on Monday, March 27th, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Please email Michael Vazquez ( with questions.

This series is made possible by the generous support of the Society for Classical Studies, the Humanities for Public Good Initiative, and the Parr Center for Ethics.

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