Emily Katz Anhalt, Ph.D
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Emily Katz Anhalt teaches Classical Languages and Literature at Sarah Lawrence College. She holds an A.B in Ancient Greek from Dartmouth College (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, highest distinction in Ancient Greek), and an M.A. and Ph.D in Classical Philology from Yale University. She taught and lectured on Greek mythology, Classical languages, literature, and history at Yale and at Trinity College before joining the faculty at Sarah Lawrence College.
The author of Solon the Singer: Politics and Poetics, over a dozen articles and reviews (as well as the proud winner of the New Yorker cartoon caption contest of December 17, 2007), and the forthcoming Enraged: Why Violent Times need Ancient Greek Myths, Anhalt endeavors in her teaching and her research both to remain loyal to the text and to apply the timeless wisdom of ancient Greek thought to the challenges of today.
Gregory Nagy of Harvard University praises Enraged: Why Violent Times need Ancient Greek Myths for its ability to reawaken the contemporary reader: “The moral power of Greek myths is tireless in questioning the human passion for violence. Reading this lively book now, in a darkening era for the humanities, brings back to life the urgent need to be so questioned.” Enraged: Why Violent Times need Ancient Greek Myths will be available for purchase August 22nd, 2017.
Anhalt lives in Guilford, CT.