Palindromes in English and Latin

Palindromes in English and Latin

Event Description

Mark Saltveit & Michael Fontaine: Palindromes in English and Latin

February 28th, 2022, 1pm EDT

AMOR ROMA: In love with Ancient Rome and Palindromes?  The Paideia Institute is pleased to host a free public lecture on palindromes in English and Latin. This talk will feature a joint presentation by Mark Saltveit, a world champion palindromist and standup comedian, and Prof. Michael Fontaine, Professor of Classics at Cornell University and specialist in Ancient Roman comedy and wordplay. The talk will include a brief history of palindromes and some remarks on their history and character in English, as well as a discussion of palindromes in Latin literature.  The talk is free and will take place online over Zoom.

N.B. - You can view a recording of this, and other past events on Paideia's Youtube Channel.

Event Info

Feb 28, 2022 at 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM EST

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