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Department Welcomes Dr. Riccardo Strobino to the Position of Mellon Bridge Assistant Professor
The Classics Department is delighted to welcome Dr. Riccardo Strobino to the position of Mellon Bridge Assistant Professor in Greco-Roman and Arabic Traditions.  Currently a research associate at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Cambridge, Dr. Strobino's interests lie in the history of philosophy and logic in Antiquity, the Latin Middle Ages, and the Arabic-Islamic tradition. In his capacity at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Dr. Strobino has worked in particular on the reception of Aristotelian epistemology in Avicenna (d. 428/1037) and the Post-Avicennan tradition. Recently, he taught courses in Arabic-Islamic and Medieval philosophy as a visiting lecturer at UCLA and co-organized the 20th European Symposium of Medieval Logic and Semantics at the University of Cambridge.  As part of his current research, Dr. Strobino is writing a monograph on Avicenna's scientific knowledge from his Kitāb al-Burhān (Book of Demonstration), while also translating it into English.

Dr. Strobino's first course at Tufts, CLS 0189-01/PHL 0191-05: "Philosophy in the Greek, Latin, and Arabic Traditions," will introduce students to a comparative overview of philosophical concepts from Antiquity to the Arabic tradition.  Focusing on specific themes and their transmission in the context of various translation movements, students will consider a range of topics relating to metaphysics, natural philosophy, epistemology, and ethics.
Learn more about Dr. Riccardo Strobino on his website >

Drama Professor Publishes a New Translation of Euripides' Bacchae
Laurence Senelick, Professor of Drama at Tufts University, has published a new translation of Euripides' Bacchae through Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. Called "Crazed Women," the play was performed by Tufts students in the 2000-2001 season.
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