Laura Schmidt

ROOTS full member

Leibnizstraße 8, R. 514
Phone: +49 431 880-2661
Telefax: +49 431 880-2286

In my work, I connect ancient Greek philology with a philosophical perspective. I examine the ideas of ancient Greek writers on the tradition of knowledge as a typical human characteristic which enables humankind to surpass and control nature and natural hazards. Although the term Anthropocene is alien to them, it can be compared to their ideas about human nature. I concentrate on literature of the classical Greek era and geographically on the Greek-speaking world.

Keywords: Ancient philology, Greece, antiquity, knowledge tradition, Anthropocene


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