(Relief with Menander and New Comedy Masks (Roman, AD 40-60) - the masks show three of his canonical New Comedy characters: youth, false maiden, old man. Collection of Princeton Art Museum)
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 7:00PM (EST)
The Reading Odyssey presents:
THE 2,500 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST COMEDY INTRODUCED IN ATHENS IN 486 B.C.
Novices and Scholars are invited to join the free phone and online live lecture through Reading Odyssey's celebration of the 2,500 year anniversary of Comedy.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
7:00 PM New York Time
Speaker: PROF. PAUL CARTLEDGE and The New Yorker cartoon editor PAUL MANKOFF.
To join this free lecture please follow this link below to register:
Paul Cartledge, Hellenic Parliament Global Distinguished Professor in the History and Theory of Democracy at New York University and A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek History, the A G Leventis Professor of Greek Culture and a Fellow of Clare College at Cambridge, is a world expert on Athens and Sparta. He was chief historical consultant for the BBC TV series The Greeks and the Channel 4 series The Spartans, presented by Bettany Hughes. He is also a holder of the Gold Cross of the Order of Honour and an Honorary Citizen of (modern) Sparta.
Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of The New Yorker. In 1974, Bob Mankoff began creating original cartoons and submitting them to magazines around New York City. In 1977, he sold his first cartoon to The New Yorker, and within three years he became a regular contributor to the magazine. In 1991, he started The Cartoon Bank, a business devoted to licensing cartoons for use in newsletters, textbooks, magazines, and other media. In 1997, Mankoff was named Cartoon Editor of The New Yorker, replacing Lee Lorenz. Mankoff has edited multiple volumes of cartoon collections, including “The Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker.” He has also lectured on humor at the University of Michigan. Recently, Mankoff was the subject of a segment on “60 Minutes” with Morley Safer. More than nine hundred of Mankoff’s cartoons have been published in The New Yorker, including one of the most popular New Yorkercartoons of all time, which gave the title to his best-selling memoir, “How About Never–Is Never Good For You?: My Life in Cartoons” (2014).
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