Daniel Harris-McCoy

The Classics Come to Life, a presentation by Associate Professor Daniel Harris-McCoy: “Sophocles and Society’s Rejects”
Thursday, June 17  6:30pm
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Daniel Harris-McCoy is Associate Professor and Head of Classics at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, where he teaches courses on a wide range of topics relating to Ancient Greece and Rome. In his research, he has studied Greco-Roman literature, intellectual history, deams and divination, and the reception of classical culture in modern society. He won the UH Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching in 2017.

Sophocles and Society’s Rejects
The Athenian tragic poet Sophocles reserved a special place in his plays for people who had been scorned and humiliated. In this talk, we will focus on Sophocles’ tragedies, the Ajax and Philoctetes, and the immense but hidden value of those whom society has rejected or overlooked.