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Research Project

Thinking Through Tropes: Figures of Thought and the Political Imaginary

Project Team:

2014 – 2015

Project Summary

A faculty seminar gave scholars the opportunity to advance a comparative methodological analysis of the role of tropes in the reception and transformation of traditions.

Research Team

Michèle Lowrie

Michèle Lowrie

Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Service Professor in Classics and in the College

University of Chicago

Professor Lowrie’s research focuses on how Latin literature thinks about politics, particularly the ways political thought emerges from a text’s formal elements and figurative expression short of abstract conceptualization. She has published Horace’s Narrative Odes and Writing,...


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