People

Glenn W. Most

Visiting Scholar (Aug 2018-Jun 2020)

Ph.D., Dr. phil., Professor of Greek Philology, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy

Glenn W. Most is Professor of Greek Philology at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, a regular Visiting Professor on the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, and an External Scientific Member of the MPIWG. At the MPIWG this summer, he is working with Karine Chemla to finish a jointly edited collection of essays tentatively entitled Proofs, Problems, and Procedures on commentaries on mathematical texts in various cultures, and he is also working with Dagmar Schäfter to finish another volume, a jointly edited reader for the project “Thinking in Many Tongues.” He has published books on Classics, ancient philosophy, the history and methodology of Classical studies, comparative literature, cultural studies, the history of religion, literary theory, and the history of art; he has also published numerous articles, reviews, and translations in these fields and also in other ones such as modern philosophy and literature. Most recently he published comprehensive editions of the early Greek philosophers and a co-edited volume on scholarly methods in a variety of canonical written traditions. He is currently working on various projects involving both ancient Greek philology and the comparison of philological practices in different periods and cultures throughout the world.

Projects

Commentaries on Mathematical Texts in a Comparative Perspective

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Thinking in Many Tongues

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Allegoresis and Etymology in the Greco-Latin Scholarly Traditions

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The Learned Practices of Canonical Texts: A Cross-Cultural Comparison

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Events

Workshop

Medical Commentaries and Comment(aries) on Medicine

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Thematic Cluster: Materiality, Language, Translation

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Reading Group

Thinking in Many Tongues: Lexicography

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