It is often said that the Book of Job has universal appeal; not only is the text revered and discussed in the three western monotheist religions, but other cultures have books that present comparable problems. Nothing corresponding to the Book of Job can be found in classical Greek thought. This short talk will discuss some of the reasons for this.
Glenn Most is Professor of Greek Philology at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa (since 2001); he also serves as member of the Committee on Social Thought in Chicago (since 1997). Glenn Most studied at Harvard College and Corpus Christi College, Oxford, before receiving his Ph.D. in literature at Yale University in 1980. In the same year he completed a doctorate in classics at the University of Tübingen. Glenn Most was Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Classics at Princeton University and has held professorships at the Universities of Innsbruck and Heidelberg. Most has been Visiting Professor in Siena, Michigan and at the Collège de France, and he was Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. Recent publications include: Collecting Fragments – Fragmente sammeln (Ed., 1997); Raffael — Die Schule von Athen. Über das Lesen der Bilder (1999); Editing Texts – Texte edieren (Ed., 1998); Commentaries – Kommentare (Ed., 1999); Historicization – Historisierung (Ed., 2001); Disciplining Classics – Altertumswissenschaft als Beruf (Ed., 2002); Ancient Anger (Co-ed., 2003); Doubting Thomas (2005); and Sebastiano Timpanaros Genesis of Lachmann’s Method (Ed., 2005).