DR. DOVA DELIVERS KEYNOTE FOR GREEK LETTERS DAY
Dr. Stamatia Dova, Director of Classics and Greek Studies at Hellenic College, delivered the keynote address at the annual celebration of Greek Letters Day hosted by the Hellenic Society Prometheas in Bethesda, Maryland, on January 28. Her topic was “Athletics, Community, and the Chemistry of homilos.” The address explored the history of the word, which means “assembled crowd or group of people,” from Homer to Modern Greek within the framework of identity formation. Dr. Dova explicated how the social chemistry signified by this word contributes to the creation of a community that defines itself through shared cultural values.
Dr. Dova also contributed a chapter to a recently published volume on the ancient Greek orator Gorgias, Gorgias: the Sicilian Orator and the Platonic Dialogue (Siracusa: Parnassos Press, 2022). The focus of her chapter is “Aggressive Contrafactuals in Gorgias’ Defense of Palamedes.”