Brooke A. Holmes

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About Brooke A. Holmes

Brooke A. Holmes is a comparatist, a Hellenist, and a historian of concepts.  She is Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University, where she also directs the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities and the Postclassicisms Network. She is the author of The Symptom and the Subject: The Emergence of the Physical Body in Ancient Greece (2010) and Gender: Antiquity and its Legacy (2012) and numerous articles on ancient medicine, natural science, and philosophy, the history of materialism, Greek literature, especially tragedy, and the reception of Greek philosophy in the twentieth century. Her most recent project is the multi-authored book-exhibition, Liquid Antiquity (2017), commissioned by the DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art and complemented by the video installation “Liquid Antiquity: Conversations,” designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and first installed in the antiquities galleries at the Benaki Museum in Athens before traveling to London in 2018. She is working on a book on sympathy and the concept of nature in Greco-Roman antiquity.