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Seneca’s Medea: A Stage Reading and Community Discussion

March 27, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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 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.


March 27, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Person Hall
181 E. Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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