The Arabic Plato: Problems and Prospects

Mon, Nov 12, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
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Geoffrey Moseley received his Ph.D. in NELC and Classics from Yale University in 2017 and was awarded the NELC department's Horwitz Prize for continuous excellence and distinction in the discipline. His research focuses on Arabic-Islamic intellectual history, with a focus on the reception of Greek philosophical and medical texts. His current book project, The Arabic Plato, examines the reception of Plato's dialogues in the medieval Islamic world. The book argues that the Arabic transmission of Plato gives us a valuable new perspective on both late antique Platonism and Muslim interaction with ‘pagan’ Greek texts.  He has published articles on aspects of the Arabic Plato in Mnemosyne and Classical Quarterly (forthcoming) and contributes to the Greek-Arabic lexicon GALex.  Before coming to Sewanee, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University, where he taught Arabic and Islamic Studies. He has also taught Latin language and literature at Vanderbilt University and the Brooklyn College-CUNY Latin-Greek Institute, and Arabic and humanities seminars at Yale.

Light Lunch Served.

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