From Jane Goodall to Finding Nemo to YouTube cat videos, the behavior of animals continues to fascinate humans. This panel of three graduate students from the Classics Department will look at how several ancient Greek authors voiced this fascination and how they viewed the behavior of animals, including mating fishes, dancing elephants, and talking pigs. Just as animals are both intimately recognizable and strange to us humans, these Greek texts are at once familiar and exotic. This panel is cosponsored by PATHS (Professional Advancement and Training for Humanities Scholars), an NEH-funded initiative to prepare UChicago PhD students in the humanities for careers that make an impact in the world.
**6 seats are available for this presentation.**