We were excited to welcome Julia L. Shear for an Open House entitled “Lysias, his Funeral Oration, and Collective Memories in Classical Athens.” The event took place on Friday, March 5 at 11:00 a.m. EST and was recorded. You can watch on the Center for Hellenic Studies YouTube Channel, or in the frame below.
To get ready for the event, you might like to read:
Lysias 2, the Funeral Oration
Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War 2.34, description of the burial of the war-dead.
Mentioned during the discussion:
- Demonsthenes Funeral Speech
Available online at Perseus
- Julia L. Shear. 2013. “‘Their memories will never grow old’: the politics of remembrance in the Athenian funeral ,” Classical Quarterly 63 (2013), pp. 511–536. Copyright: Cambridge University Press for the Classical Association.
Available online at academia.edu
- James E. Young. 1994. The Texture of Memory: Holocaust Memorials and Meaning. Yale University Press.
- Paul Connerton. 1989 (print), 2010 (online). How Societies Remember. Cambridge University Press.
Julia L. Shear
Julia L. Shear is currently a CHS Fellow in Hellenic Studies at the Center for Hellenic Studies of Harvard University and a Senior Associate Member of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens; previously she held a NEH Fellowship at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and positions at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul and the University of Glasgow. She is the author of Polis and Revolution: Responding to Oligarchy in Classical Athens (Cambridge, 2011), which was short-listed for the Runciman Award in 2012, and Serving Athena: The Festival of the Panathenaia and the Construction of Athenian Identities (Cambridge, 2021). She is currently working on a book on creating collective memory in ancient Athens. She has excavated extensively on various sites in Greece, Cyprus, and Italy.